Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said, will soon go to Gujarat to gather support for the farmers' movement
Ghaziabad Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said that he would soon visit Gujarat to seek support for the ongoing agitation against the controversial laws of the Center. Tikait made the remarks while meeting a group from Gujarat and Maharashtra at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Tikait has been camping on the Ghazipur border since November. The National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) claimed that farmers would eventually not be able to take any part of their agricultural produce as the new laws would only favor corporates.
Citing an example, he said, "The price of milk in the village is around Rs 20-22 per liter, but when it reaches the cities through big trading companies, it costs more than Rs 50 per liter." BKU's According to a statement issued by the side, Tikait said, "The big business houses are building big godowns to store food and they will sell it at the price of their choice when there is a shortage of (food) in the market." Tikait said, "We will not allow such a situation to happen." We are only concerned about it and we will not let it happen that the crop of this country is corporate controlled. "
The group from Gandhidham in Gujarat presented a "charkha" to Tikait. He said, "Gandhiji used the charkha to drive the British out of India. Now we will drive the corporate using this spinning wheel. We will soon go to Gujarat and mobilize support to demonstrate the farmers to repeal the new laws. ”Meanwhile, over 20 women from Rohtak district of Haryana joined the movement in Ghazipur and assured their support to the movement. Thousands of farmers are demonstrating at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of Delhi. They demand that the central government repeal new agricultural laws and enact laws to provide minimum support price (MSP).