‘Protest will end only after the declaration of new farmers bill null and void’, says farmers leader Rakesh Tikait
6 months ago
The new farmer’s law that was announced by the NDA government turned into a huge protest around the nation is continuously increasing day by day.
(BKU) Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said after the meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the government is continuously trying to stop this protest instead of fulfilling the demands raised by farmers against the farmer’s bill. The central government is promising to amend the new bill introduced but farmers union across the country wants the government to withdraw this bill.
He later included that the government should bring a bill on the minimum support price (MSP) because the newly introduced bill doesn’t have any guarantee whether benefits of MSP will be given to farmers. Till today five rounds of meetings between government officials and farmers have taken place but there’s no conclusion to end this crisis. The farmers are protesting against the 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. After the no result from the last talk with government officials farmers are saying to escalate this protest by blocking highways to further increase the pressure on the government.
On Wednesday, the farmer’s union leaders said that they will protest near BJP offices on December 14, and on December 12 they will block Delhi-Jaipur and Agra highways.