Only PM, Not Opposition, Can Resolve Issues of Agitating Farmers, Says Tikait

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Rakesh Tikait said “We are also ready for talks, but they are putting up a condition that they won’t repeal the contentious laws.” — IANS

‘Nobody is misleading farmers. The only motive of farmers gathered here is to have a legislation on MSP and repeal of these agricultural laws’

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI – Reacting after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed farmers on Friday, Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, “Of course the prime minister and the government of India will have to find a solution to this issue. You can’t expect the opposition or Rahul Gandhi to do it. It has been a month and the farmers won’t return home. First, sit down and resolve the issue by withdrawing farm laws.”

Tikait further said, “We are ready to discuss the agricultural laws, but they haven’t said they will repeal the agricultural laws. We are also ready for talks, but they are putting up a condition that they won’t repeal the contentious laws.”

Commenting on prime minister’s claim that canards were being spread over the agricultural laws, Tikait said, “Nobody is misleading farmers. The only motive of farmers gathered here is to have a legislation on MSP and repeal of these agricultural laws…The prime minister mentioned farmers in his address. The government must sit down and have discussions with farmers sitting on the borders of Delhi.”

The prime minister announced that the government has transferred an amount of Rs. 18,000 crore into the accounts of nine crore farmers to mark the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

He also attacked the opposition by accusing them of running a political agenda.

(With input from IANS)

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