A day after Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned that “mere gathering of crowd does not lead to revocation of legislations”, farmer chief Rakesh Tikait hit again stating “when people gather, governments get changed.”
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief, who is basically credited with reviving the agitation on the Delhi borders in opposition to the agri legal guidelines submit the Republic Day violence throughout a tractor rally, additionally warned that the federal government might discover it tough to remain in energy if the brand new agri-marketing legal guidelines usually are not repealed.
“Mantri kahte hain ki bheed jutane se kanoon nahi badale jaate. Inki buddhi bhrast ho gayee. Bheed jutne se sarkaren badalti hain. (The minister says the laws are not repealed by gathering crowds. They have lost their mind. When people gather in crowds, they can change governments),” Tikait mentioned.
Addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat at Kharkhoda city of Haryana’s Sonipat district, Tikait mentioned the farmers’ agitation will proceed until the time the Centre accepts their calls for of repealing the legislations. “They (the government) should know if farmers can destroy their own produce, then you are nothing before them,” Tikait mentioned.
On Sunday, Union agriculture minister Tomar had in Gwalior mentioned the Centre was prepared to speak to the farmers, however the unions ought to say as to what’s anti-farmer within the new legal guidelines. “You flatly say revoke the laws…It doesn’t happen that crowd gathers and the laws get revoked,” Tomar had mentioned. The Union minister had additional mentioned that authorities is able to make amendments to the legal guidelines and “if the agitating unions are well-wishers of the farmers, then they should make it clear which provisions” are problematic.
Tikait mentioned, “There are many questions…it is not only the farm laws, but the electricity (amendment) bill, the seed bill… what kind of laws do they want to bring? Their ministers say the farmers don’t have knowledge about the laws. For a farmer, the laws are okay, if their crops are purchased at fair prices. If you buy their crops at half the prices, then what will you tell about the laws”.
Stating that the agitation was not simply of farmers, but in addition of the poor, day by day wagers and different sections, the BKU chief mentioned the agri legal guidelines will destroy the poor. “This is not just one law, many more laws like these will be introduced. If brakes are not applied now, they (government) will be uncontrollable”.
Claiming that the farmers usually are not being given minimal help value (MSP) for all of their crops, the BKU chief mentioned, “23 crops, including bajra, are not purchased at MSP rates. Our agitation is for a law which will not allow purchase of crops below MSP.”
Referring to the opposition to the BJP ministers at any time when they go to villages to persuade farmers concerning the farm legal guidelines, Tikait mentioned, “They (BJP) send their MPs to hold talks (with farmers) in the villages. On the very first day, they started getting (adverse) results. Nobody is offering them seats,” he mentioned.
He additionally criticised the federal government for lodging circumstances in opposition to the farmers, journalists and people related to the agitation. “They impose the cases under Section 307 (attempt to murder) like they are distributing prasad. They will be taught a lesson.”
Reposing confidence within the management of a 40-member committee of farmer leaders, Tikait requested the federal government to renew talks. The authorities has held 12 rounds of talks with protesting unions so far.
The BKU chief mentioned the farmers took over three lakh tractors to Delhi on the decision of Sayunkat Kisan Morcha. “Delhi (Centre) should not be in illusion that the tractors were brought on rent…We have a target of associating 40 lakh tractors with the agitation. The tractor will be the face of farmer agitation in the entire world. Farmers are participating in the agitation everywhere… As many as 10,000 tractors participated in agitation in Karnataka but it couldn’t be highlighted as pen and cameras are under the surveillance of gun.”.
Tikait mentioned seven kisan mahapanchayats have been deliberate in Rajasthan for this month solely.
Tikait asks farmers to not destroy their crops
Referring to stories that some farmers have destroyed their standing crop in protest in opposition to three legal guidelines, Tikait requested them to not resort to such motion. “The time has not come to destroy the crops. As of now, the farmers will participate in the agitation, will do works in their fields and will keep an eye on the policies introduced by Delhi (Centre).” Four days again, Tikait had mentioned that farmers must be ready to sacrifice one crop to proceed the agitation.