Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on February 18 assured that ‘Rail Roko Andolan’ will be done peacefully, and farmers will provide supplements to stranded people and aware them of their issues.
“It will begin at 12 pm and go on till 3-4 pm. Trains are not plying anyway. It will be done peacefully. We will provide water, milk, lassi and fruits to people who will be found stranded. We will tell them our issues,” said BKU leader Tikait.
Later when asked if the farmers’ agitation will be extended to West Bengal too, he nodded and said that crops of West Bengal’s farmers are not being sold on MSP. “Yes. Their crops are not being sold on MSP. We have got nothing to do with elections. We will talk to the farmers there,” he added.