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Will Visit Gujarat To Gather Support For Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait

Rakesh Tikait says new legal guidelines will favour solely the firms (File)


Farmer chief Rakesh Tikait on Sunday mentioned he’ll quickly be visiting Gujarat to drum up assist for the motion in opposition to the Centre’s contentious farm legal guidelines.

He mentioned this as he met visiting teams of supporters from Gujarat and Maharashtra at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border the place he has been tenting alongside along with his supporters since November.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) nationwide spokesperson additionally claimed that farmers will finally not have the ability to take any a part of their farm produce as a result of the brand new legal guidelines will favour solely the firms.

Citing an instance, he mentioned, “The milk produced in villages value round Rs 20-22 per litre however when it reaches cities by means of companies, it prices shoppers anyplace above Rs 50 per litre.”

“Now the firms are constructing massive storage homes and warehouses to retailer foodgrains and as soon as there will probably be scarcity in market, they’ll promote it at charges of their alternative,” Mr Tikait mentioned, based on a press release issued by the BKU.

“We won’t let such a scenario come up. We’re solely involved about this and won’t let company management crops within the nation,” he mentioned.

Mr Tikait was introduced with a “charkha” (spinning wheel) by the visiting group from Gandhidham in Gujarat.


“Gandhiji had used charkha to drive the British out of India. Now, we’ll use the charkha to drive out corporates. We are going to quickly go to Gujarat and mobilise assist for the farmers’ protest for repeal of the brand new legal guidelines,” he added.

In the meantime, over 20 ladies from Rohtak district of Haryana additionally joined the stir at Ghazipur and warranted their assist to the motion.

Hundreds of farmers are tenting at Delhi border factors of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur with a requirement that the Centre repeal the three new farm legal guidelines and make a brand new one guaranteeing minimal assist worth (MSP) for crops, fearing the legislations would damage their livelihood.

The federal government, which has held 11 rounds of formal talks with the protesting farmers unions, has maintained the legal guidelines are pro-farmer.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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