500 farmers on 30 tractors will reach Delhi on Nov 29 to mark first anniversary of farm laws protest: Rakesh Tikait

500 farmers on 30 tractors will reach Delhi on Nov 29 to mark first anniversary of farm laws protest: Rakesh Tikait

The BKU leader said farmers will withdraw protest and return home after the government accepts their demand for law on Minimum Support Price (MSP)

New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, on Wednesday, said that as many as 500 farmers will reach Delhi on 30 tractors on November 29.

He further stated that other details regarding the same will be disclosed after a meeting scheduled to take place on November 26, which marks the first anniversary of the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws, the repeal of which was recently announced by the Centre earlier this month. 

Tikait said, “On November 29, 500 farmers will go to Delhi on 30 tractors. The details will be provided after a meeting on November 26, which will be marked as the first anniversary of our protest.”

“The tractors will go through the roads, which have been opened by the government. We were accused of keeping the roads blocked. We did not block the road. Blocking the roads is not our movement. Perhaps, our movement is to talk to the government. We will straight go to the Parliament,” Tikait said.

Parliament’s winter session will commence on November 29 and is expected to continue till December 23.

He further said, “We will withdraw our protest and will go home after the government accepts our demand for law on Minimum Support Price (MSP). We don’t have the intention to stay put at Delhi border till January 26. If the government accepts our demand on MSP and compensation for 750 farmers who died during the protest, then we will go back home.”

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Regarding election campaigning against the BJP, the farmer leader said, “Campaigning in the election against BJP will be decided only after the Model Code of Conduct is in place. Now, the government is working, let them do it.” (ANI)

first published:Nov. 24, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

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