Kolkata: Warning of a January 26-like tractor parade within the nationwide capital as soon as once more, farmer chief Rakesh Tikait on Saturday mentioned that the subsequent goal will probably be to promote crops to the Parliament. While talking at a mahapanchayat (public assembly) in West Bengal’s Nandigram, Tikait the day the Samyukta Kisan Morcha decides, a brand new mandi will probably be opened on the Parliament.
“The day Samyukta Morcha decides, a new mandi will be opened at Parliament. Tractors will again enter Delhi. We have 3.5 lakh tractors and 25 lakhs farmers. The next target will be to sell crops at the Parliament,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait mentioned whereas talking to reporters.
Urging people of Bengal to save the state from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tikait also asked them not to vote for the saffron party as the “Central government has robbed the country.”
Earlier in the day, Tikait held a mahapanchayat in Kolkata and urged people to vote against the BJP in the forthcoming West Bengal Assembly Elections. Tikait is spearheading months-long farmers protest against the three contentious agri-laws passed by the Centre last year.
“We are going to Nandigram to tell people that crops are not being purchased at MSP. We will appeal to them not to vote for BJP as they have robbed the entire country,” Tikait was quoted as saying by news agency ANI after the meeting in Kolkata.
Alleging that the BJP-led authorities on the Centre is intent on breaking the spine of the farmers and their motion, Tikait mentioned it’s “anti-people”.
Clarifying that the Krishak Mahapanchayat in Bengal isn’t meant to pledge assist to any explicit non-BJP celebration within the state, the BKU chief mentioned “I am not here to seek votes for a particular party. We are here to issue an emphatic appeal to start the battle against BJP on behalf of the farmers in Bengal.”
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of over 40 farmers’ unions, had on Friday urged ploughmen and different folks of West Bengal to not vote for BJP arguing that electoral defeat will pressure the BJP-led authorities on the Centre to repeal the three farm legal guidelines.