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Won’t let govt sit in peace till farmers’ demands met: Tikait

Rakesh Tikait

Karnal, February 14: Upping the ante against the government, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said the farmers won’t let it sit in peace till their demands are met.

Addressing a farmers’ “mahapanchayat” at Indri grain market in the district, Tikait said the 40 leaders spearheading the agitation against the Centre’s farm laws will tour the entire country to drum up support for the stir.
“Till the time the government does not decide in our favour, talks to the committee (spearheading the agitation) and does not agree to the demands, we won’t let it sit in peace,” Tikait said, demanding the repeal of the laws.
He reiterated that the Centre’s farm laws “will finish the public distribution system.”
The laws will not only impact farmers but also small traders, daily wagers and other sections, he said.
Questioning the government’s intention behind bringing the laws, Tikait said, “Godowns were built first and the laws came later. Don’t farmers know these laws are in favour of big corporates? Business on hunger will not be allowed in this country.”
Tikait reiterated that the “panch” (leaders spearheading the stir) and the “manch” (stage) will remain the same.