Our ‘Bharat Bandh’ Was Successful: Rakesh Tikait

Story Highlights
  • Rakesh Tikait BKU exclaimed’ bharat bandh’ was successful.
  • Apologized for the inconvenience faced by the general public.
  • Tikait asserted to continue agitation as long as centre denies to re-amend laws.

New Delhi: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait called the ‘Bharat Bandh’ a “successful” event. We had the full support of farmers. “We apologize to people facing problems, but farmers have also been facing problems for the last 10 months. Farmers were making good arrangements to allow emergency vehicles to pass and also commuters were provided with refreshments such as water, tea and milk,” Tikait added.

Earlier in the day, the BKU spokesperson told that the farmers just want to send a message with this Bharat Bandh and nothing has been sealed. So far, 11 rounds of talks have been held between the farmer unions and the Centre to arrive at a consensus on the three new farm laws. But the discussions have remained inconclusive.

On Sunday, Tikait said farmers will continue their fight against the three central farm laws for 10 years until the government accepted their demands. “I want to make it clear that the government will have to repeal these laws as we will not allow their implementation at any cost. We are sons of the soil and can force the government’s face into it to compel it to meet our demands,” he said while addressing a “Kisan Mahapanchayat” on the completion of 10 months of the farmers’ agitation in the country.

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