Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday that the government should not treat the farmers’ movement in the same manner as it did last year in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. Tikait said the protesters are going to return home only when the new agricultural laws are withdrawn. He said the agitating farmers will follow all the rules of corona and the agitation is going to continue till 2023 if required. Tikait told reporters in Yamunanagar, Haryana that the center’s new agricultural laws will only harm the farmers.
Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday that the government will have to provide compensation to farmers in hilly areas for crops destroyed by animals. Tikait also said that the farmer will also have to make arrangements to take the farmers’ products from their fields to wholesale markets. Addressing the Farmers’ Mahapanchayat at Haripur Tohana village near Panwata Sahib in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Tikait said, “Whenever the Government wants to talk, we can talk to them, but we are also ready for agitation. The first phase of the agitation will continue till November-December and after that, if necessary, it will be intensified.”
All guidelines to be followed in Kisan Andolan: Where He said that the farmers’ movement on CMO in Delhi is also going to follow all the guidelines as cases of coronavirus infection are on the rise. Tikait said that though the agitation is going to continue despite curfew or lockdown, it will not be abolished. Tikait said on Wednesday that the government did not consider the farmers agitating against the three new agricultural laws to be weak and the agitation is now gradually growing across the country. Tikait told reporters that the farmers’ agitation will continue till three new agricultural laws are repealed.