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Farmers’ agitation will likely be prolonged to West Bengal: BKU chief Rakesh Tikait


New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Thursday (February 18) stated the farm motion can be prolonged to West Bengal within the coming days as farmers will not be in a position to promote their crops at Minimal Assist Value (MSP).

When requested if the farmers’ agitation will likely be prolonged to West Bengal, Tikait advised ANI, “Sure. Their crops will not be being bought on MSP. We’ve bought nothing to do with elections. We’ll speak to the farmers there.”

Tikit reportedly stated that Bengal is close to the ocean and the farmers there concerned in fish farming are a troubled lot, including that imports are rising there whereas many fishermen have misplaced their lives in Bengal.

He stated they’re planning to go to West Bengal not as a result of it’s a poll-bound state, however to additional unfold consciousness concerning the farmers` subject, in keeping with IANS. Tikait stated {that a} Mahapanchayat will likely be held in West Bengal within the coming days.

The `Rail Roko Andolan` would happen on Thursday from 12 pm to four pm throughout the nation, he stated, including that folks from their villages can be collaborating within the `Rail Roko Andolan` at the moment.

The `Rail Roko Andolan` has been introduced by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha. Tikait advised IANS that the Centre was not allowing many trains to ply for the final eight months even supposing many different restrictions had been eliminated by the Centre.

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In the meantime, fearing that the continued farmers` agitation will adversely have an effect on the celebration in 40 Lok Sabha seats unfold throughout Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan, the highest BJP management has gone right into a hurdle to discover a manner out to succeed in out to the Jat neighborhood predominant in these areas.

Anticipating that the Jats could drift away from the celebration, the BJP prime management referred to as a high-level assembly on Tuesday wherein Union Residence Minister Amit Shah was additionally current together with MPs, MLAs, and leaders from Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeeb Balyan, a Jat chief from Western Uttar Pradesh, was additionally current within the assembly held on the celebration headquarters in New Delhi.

Amid the considerations and the celebration`s plan to succeed in out to the farmers, particularly the Jats, Union minister Sanjeev Balyan has put up a courageous face, saying there are not any quick polls and the celebration is considering solely concerning the farmers` considerations.

Notably, farmers from completely different states, notably from Punjab, Haryana, and Western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting on the borders of the nationwide capital for practically three months now, demanding that the three Central farm legal guidelines are repealed and authorized assure for MSP on their produce be ensured.

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