Lakha Sidhana, an accused who is absconding in the violence at Red Fort on Republic Day, took part in a rally organized in Bathinda, Punjab on Tuesday to protest against the new agricultural laws. Delhi Police has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for the arrest of Lakkha Sidhana. Gangster-turned-social activist Lakhbir Singh alias Lakkha Sidhana released a video on social media on Saturday, organizing a Kisan Sabha at Mehraj in Bathinda on February 23, and appealed to a large number of people to reach the public meeting.
Lakkha Sidhana has released his opinion on the farmer organizations scattered in Punjab by releasing videos several times. He also voiced his concern on Facebook after the arrest of Deep Sidhu. At that time he had said that the peasant movement had arisen from Punjab but today it is going into other hands. Peasant organizations are disintegrating, they should come together and strengthen the movement.
In the video, Sidhana alleged that the central government is trying to intimidate farmers by filing false cases against them. In this video, Sidhana indirectly attacked Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Sidhana had said that the peasant movement should now be occupied by people who are not even Punjabis. He has said that the farmers’ movement is seven months old and has reached its peak.