New Delhi: Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union and leader of the farmers’ movement, who has been staging a strike on the Delhi border for more than 100 days.
Several rounds of negotiations have been held between the farmers union and the government, but no solution has yet been found. Meanwhile, Rakesh Tikait has opened his front against the central government in the elections to be held in West Bengal. He has accused the state of not buying the crop at the minimum support price in Bengal. He said that he is reaching West Bengal on 13 March to meet the farmers.
Rakesh Tikait, leader of the peasant movement, said, “The farmers of West Bengal are worried because their produce is not being purchased at the minimum support price (MSP).”
Addressing the Kisan Mahapanchayat at Chetan Kishore Maidan in Sikanderpur area of Ballia district on Wednesday, Tikait announced, “I am reaching West Bengal on 13 March to meet the farmers of the state.” Decided, then people asked me why are you going there? I made it clear to him that I am not going to ask for votes, but I am going to talk to the farmers there. ”
Tikait mobilized the farmers by repeating all their demands and events on Delhi’s borders in the last 100 days and attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said he would have to go. Modi will prove to be the last emperor. MSP is not paid anywhere else in the country. Farmers in West Bengal are also worried about not getting MSP for their produce. I am going to tell them what happened to us in Delhi. “
Later, when reporters questioned whether he was going to West Bengal to ensure the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Tikait responded, “Obviously I am not going to ensure his (BJP) victory.” I am going to give a wake-up call to the farmers. “