Indian Farmers Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said that the government should not treat the farmers’ movement in the same way as it did in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh last year. Tikait said that the protesters will return only when the new agricultural laws are withdrawn. He said that the agitating farmers would follow all the rules of Corona and the movement would continue till 2023 if needed. Tikait told reporters in Yamunanagar, Haryana that the new agricultural laws of the Center would only harm farmers.
Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday that the government would have to provide compensation to farmers in mountainous areas for crops destroyed by animals. Tikait also said that the farmer would also have to make arrangements to carry the products of the farmers from their farms to the wholesale markets. Addressing the mahapanchayat of farmers in Haripur Tohana village near Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Tikait said, “Whenever the government wants to talk, we can talk to them, but we are also ready for the agitation.” The movement will continue till November-December and even after that it will be intensified if needed. ‘
All the guidelines should be followed in the farmer movement: where he said that the farmers’ movement on CMOs in Delhi is also going to follow all the guidelines as cases of coronovirus infection are increasing. Tikait said that although the agitation continues despite curfew or lockout, it will not be brought to an end. Tikait said on Wednesday that the government did not consider the farmers agitating against the three new agricultural laws to be weak and the movement is now slowly growing across the country. Tikait told reporters that the farmers’ agitation will continue till the repeal of the three new agricultural laws.