Mumbai: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said that he has given time till 2 October to the central government to resolve the ongoing agricultural laws.
He added saying, till the farmers will not return to their homes unless their demands are heard and the three new farm laws are repealed.
Speaking at the Ghazipur protest site, Tikait said, “We have given time to the government till October 2 to repeal the laws. After this, we will do further planning. We won’t hold discussions with the government under pressure.”
We have given time to the government till 2nd October to repeal the laws. After this, we will do further planning. We won't hold discussions with the government under pressure: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union pic.twitter.com/HwqBYDIH5C
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
He also demanded to make a law on the minimum support price (MSP) of crop procurement.
Farmers’ unions organized a three-hour ‘Chakka Jam’ across the country from 12 noon to 3 pm today. The police had intensified its security measures and deployed personnel at all important points in Delhi and other states to maintain law and order.
Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.