Uttar Pradesh Next Destination for Farmers’ Agitation: Rakesh Tikait

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Rakesh Tikait.

“We will turn Lucknow into Delhi and all roads to the state capital will be closed. Our agitation will continue until all three agricultural laws are repealed,” said BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.

Team Clarion

LUCKNOW — The Bhartiya Kisan Union now plans to take farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws to Uttar Pradesh and a massive Kisan Panchayat in Muzaffarnagar is also planned.

Speaking at a Press conference in Lucknow, Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said, “We will turn Lucknow into Delhi and all roads to the state capital will be closed. Our agitation will continue until all three agricultural laws are repealed.”

“We will go among the farmers. A massive Kisan Panchayat will be organised in Muzaffarnagar on September 5. The fourth estate is being targeted and the entire country is being held captive,” said Tikait.

He further said, “Uttar Pradesh is a state of agitation. Sugarcane rate has not been increased for 4 years; 12,000 crore rupees are still outstanding as dues of farmers. Electricity is free for farmers in several states but in UP the power tariffs are the highest. In UP, the government is now being run by the police, like in Gujarat,” reports IANS.

Activist Yogendra Yadav, who accompanied Rakesh Tikait, said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation has brought back the self-respect of the farmers and has increased their unity.

“We are announcing Mission UP/Uttarakhand. Rallies and Maha panchayats will be organised in these states. We are also demanding that toll plazas should be made free for all,” Yadav said.

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