Farmer`s protest: Rakesh Tikait says only after the laws are repealed then will there be ‘Ghar Wapsi’
On Friday, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait once again said that the farmers will leave only after the three laws are taken back.
“There will be ‘Ghar Wapsi’ only after farm laws are repealed. Our ‘manch and panch’ will be the same. Singhu border will remain our office. Whether the Centre wants to talk today, in 10 days or next year, we’re ready. Won’t go without removing metal spikes from Delhi,” Tikait said.
Tikait had earlier said that the farmers protest would go on since there was no planning regarding the timing of the protest.
“Farmers’ protest will go on for an indefinite period as there is no plan currently. It might continue till October,” Tikait told ANI.
He also said that it was good that the farmers issue is being raised in Parliament. He also agreed with ‘Hum Do, Humare Do’ remark given by Rahul Gandhi during a discussion on the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
“This ‘Hum Do, Humare Do’ began with Notebandi. Then came GST. Then came Covid. Migrant workers pleaded for a bus or train ticket to return home, but were told to walk back,” Gandhi said.
“The entire nation’s farmers are on the streets protesting, there must be a reason for it. If the farm laws are not accepted by the farmers, then what is the compulsion of not repealing them?” Tikait asked.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the three farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, that have been passed by the Centre in September last year. The farmers have been protesting at different borders of Delhi.
On Republic Day, the farmers led a tractor rally that ended up being violent. The farmers have made it very clear that they would not return back until the laws are not rolled back or withdraw by the Centre.