‘Standing with the nation’; BKU spokesperson asks farmers to postpone protests amidst COVID crisis

Read in Hindi: ‘राष्ट्र के साथ खड़े’; BKU प्रवक्ता ने किसानों से COVID संकट के बीच विरोध प्रदर्शन स्थगित करने को कहा

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Bhopal Singh

New Delhi, May 20: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Bhopal Singh on Thursday asked farmers protesting at the borders of the national capital to suspend the agitation against the agriculture laws of the center and told them that the ongoing COVID Should stand with the nation during 19 crisis.

Singh said that at least two protesting farmers have died so far due to the virus, and asked who would agitate if the farmers continue to die.

“Two farmers died on the Singhu border due to Corona. If the farmers continue to die like this then who will agitate? I want to request the farmers that in view of the crisis in the country, we should suspend the movement for the time being. ” The BKU spokesman said.

He further urged the farmers to be ‘with the nation’ during the epidemic and to agitate in the future.

We will be called ‘Annadatta’ only if we are alive. We will be called only when we are able to save our crops and life. We will agitate in the future, but the situation is not right now. Should be with the nation in this difficult time, ”he said.

Meanwhile, a large convoy of farmers from Tarn Taran in Punjab left for the Delhi border on Thursday, where farmers have been protesting since November last year.

The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) has also called for 26 May to be observed as ‘Black Day’ for democracy – the day the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government took oath of office in 2014 and again on 30 May 2019.