Mumbai: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday warned about the farmers’ agitation until the government repeals the three newly created agricultural laws and it could go on till October.
Addressing a rally on the Ghazipur border, Tikait said, “Our slogan is’ ‘Kanoon Wapsi Nahi Toh Ghar Wapasi Nahi’ it will not end anytime soon.”
Reacting to the heavy deployment of security personnel and fencing on Delhi’s borders, he said, “The government’s strategy to stop the farmers is going to backfire, as it will restrict agri-production movements at various places and harm the common people. I urge all of you to be prepared to carry this movement till October/November. Let the government do as much fencing as they want to do.
Tikait said that the officers themselves showed the way to the youth who hoisted the flag at the Red Fort.
“All this was done to tarnish the image of Punjabi community and portray the image of farmers as anti-national,” he said.
Security has been beefed up on the Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri borders, as farmers have been making their way to the protest sites for the last two to three days. Delhi Police has blocked the roads near Akshardham and movement of vehicles between Delhi and Ghaziabad on National Highway-24 has been banned.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 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.