Agricultural laws Demonstration of farmers on the Ghazipur border continues. BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar has made a disputed comment about the farmer leader Rakesh Tikait who is leading the farmers’ protests. Rejecting the allegations of Rakesh Tikait, the MLA said that he is more ‘big farmer’ than the leader of the Indian Farmers Union. Because they have more land. He also attacked Rakesh Tikait personally. He alleged that Tikait goes anywhere for just Rs 2000. In fact, Rakesh Tikait accused the MLA and his supporters of threatening the agitating farmers and forcibly removing them from the protest venue.
BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar said that I am also a farmer. Rakesh Tikait is not a big farmer than me. They do not even have as much land as mine. Rakesh Tikait should apologize. He cannot distribute the farmers of the country. History will remember this.
When asked about the farmers’ movement, the MLA said that who says these are farmers, you can go and see, people associated with political parties are sitting there, they can be farmers and also laborers.
Last week, Rakesh Tikait became emotional in front of the camera after the administration vacated the protest venue. He accused of conspiracy to break up the movement. On this, the MLA said that I respect the Tikait family, but some people say that Rakesh Tikait goes anywhere for 2000 rupees. This is very unfortunate. They should not do this. Why do you make such allegations? Tomorrow you will say that terrorists came to kill you. You are creating ruckus and chaos about the peasant movement, it is not right. The movement should be peaceful.
On Wednesday, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait held a mahapanchayat with thousands of farmers in Jind, Haryana, in which he spoke of further pressure on the government through agitation. Among the farmers here, Tikait warned the government that if the laws are not withdrawn, it will be difficult for them to remain in power.
He also expressed outrage over the barricading by the Delhi Police on behalf of the farmers at the borders of Delhi. He said that ‘the government has put down spikes, installed wires, but these things will not stop the farmers. When the king is afraid, he makes fortifications. Modi government is engaged in fortification for fear of farmers.