HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BKU leader Rakesh Tikait conveyed that at least 60 tractors will march towards the Parliament during the protest
  • The principal aim of the protest would be to demand a guarantee over MSP
  • The arrangements come ahead of the PM’s announcement to withdraw the farm laws

On Tuesday, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that a tractor march towards the Parliament will be organized by the protesting farmers on November 29. The march will involve as many as 60 tractors who will storm towards the top government building during the Winter Session, in order to compel the government to ensure minimum support price (MSP).

Tikait has said, “The tractors will go through the roads, which have been opened by the government. We are accused of keeping the roads blocked. We did not block the road. Blocking the roads is not our movement. Perhaps, our movement is to talk to the government. We will straight go to the Parliament.”

Earlier, PM Modi has informed that the government has decided to withdraw the three controversial farm laws. The Union Cabinet is likely to take up the issue of repealing the laws in order to present it as a bill during the Winter Session. Tikait has warned that a thousand protesters will proceed towards the parliament in order to demand the guarantee of MSP.

Rakesh has further stated, “We are awaiting the government’s response on MSP. Moreover, the incidents that happened in the past one year, in which 750 farmers died, the government should take responsibility for that.” The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), while commenting on the issue have stated, “Preparations are underway for marking November 26, 2021, on the completion of 12 long and continuous months of struggle by lakhs of farmers in India. Thousands of farmers are expected to come to the morcha sites on that day around Delhi.”

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