New Delhi, 31 January: Farmer leader Naresh Tikait on Sunday said that the protesting farmers would respect the Prime Minister’s dignity, but are also committed to protecting their own self-esteem, with Narendra Modi saying his government was just a “phone call away”.
Tikait said that the government should “release our men and create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue”.
“A respectable solution must be reached. We will never agree to anything under pressure, ”he told in Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said after the violence erupted in some parts of the national capital on Republic Day that his government’s offer to the protesting farmers was “still standing” and that it was “phone call away”.
“We will honor and honor the dignity of the Prime Minister. Tikait said that farmers do not want the government or parliament to bow before them.
“This will also ensure that the farmers’ self-respect is protected. One should find a middle ground. There should be talks, ‘he said.
During the 26 January parade, several protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort, while some of them hoisted religious flags on their domes and hoisted the flag on the ramparts, where the national flag is hoisted by the Prime Minister after Independence Day.
Tikait said, “The violence of 26 January was part of a conspiracy. The tricolor is above and above all. We will never let anyone insult us. This is not going to be tolerated.
The Delhi Police has registered around 40 cases and more than 80 arrests in connection with violence and vandalism.
“The government should release our men and create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue. A respectable solution must be found. We will never accept anything under pressure, ”Tikait asserted.
In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi also referred to the incident of the Red Fort, saying that the country had taken great pains to insult the tricolor on Republic Day.