BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait refuted the allegation that farmers violated COVID-19 protocols at Iftar. Reacting to the viral video, Tikait mentioned, "People were sitting at a distance from each other. The gathering of 50 people is permitted by the government. There were 22-35 people. Nobody met with each other, no one shook hands." Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rahesh Tikait on April 22 at Ghazipur border said that many farmers are struggling to get the second dose of COVID vaccine. "Farmers are at their home. Where else will we ask them to go? Is COVID spreading from here? We have been living here for last 5 months, it's our home now. Many farmers took vaccine but are struggling to get the 2nd dose. We have told officers to set up camp here," said BKU leader. Farmers have been agitating against farm laws at Delhi's border from past 5 months.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait blamed the Narendra Modi govt for the attack on his convoy. Stones were allegedly pelted at the farmer leader's car, damaging the rear windshield. “The government is responsible, who else can it be? It's their youth wing. They (attackers) were saying, 'Rakesh Tikait, Go Back’. Where should I go? They hurled stones and used lathis. Why are they fighting us, we are farmers, not a political party,” Tikait said. The alleged attack took place on Friday afternoon in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Tikait, however, was not in his car when the stones were allegedly pelted.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Apr 10 said that the government had held 11 rounds of talk with the protesting farmer unions and ready for more talks over the agricultural laws. "Many farmers unions, economists are supporting the laws but some farmers are protesting against the bills. The government held 11 rounds of talk with protesting farmer unions, we are ready for more talks," the Minister said. "We offered to discuss problematic areas and make changes in them. Farmer unions didn't accept and didn't give reason. Agitation continues either when govt isn't ready to talk or when union doesn't get favourable response. Here unions decided to continue it anyway," he added. Agriculture Minister has also urged union leaders to send back tell children and older people from protest sites in view of rising COVID cases.
Ahead of third phase of polling in Assam, Union Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar confidently said BJP is 'leading' in Assam, and will perform good in the last phase too. "There might be people who do not want to vote for BJP, but no one is seen talking bad about BJP and BJP govt across Assam. Both in phases 1 and 2, BJP is leading. I believe, BJP will do well in phase 3 also," said Narendra Singh Tomar.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on February 25 said the Centre can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers. “In a democracy, a government can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers," said Narendra Singh Tomar at Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2021 in Delhi. Earlier on Feb 25, Tomar reiterated that the central government is ready to talk to protesting farmers at any time. This comes as farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced plans of marching to the Parliament with 40 lakh tractors. Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders against the new farm laws demanding that they be repealed. Discussion between farmer unions and the Centre were inconclusive. Watch the full video for more.
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While addressing the public gathering at Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2021 in New Delhi on February 25, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, "In democracy, a government can never dare to make such a law that will harm farmers."
Bhartiya Kisan Union National spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. He said that many more laws will be passed to make it impossible for common people and farmers to buy milk, electricity, seeds and pesticides. "A big conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. Big corporates are in search of your land. Youths will be unemployed if land is grabbed from farmers. Farmers will be given loans through Kisan Credit Cards taking land as collateral. When you fail to repay the loan, they will take away your land," he said. Tikait was addressing a Mahapanchayat in Shivamogga.
A farmer leader organised his son’s wedding ceremony at a farmers’ protest site in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on March 18. The groom Sachin Singh wanted to give a strong message to the Centre that the farmers will not leave the protest site until it repeal the three farm laws. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has demanded that all protesters who have been camping at the borders of the capital should be vaccinated. He further added that jail inmates should also be vaccinated and details should be released on whether they have been following social distancing. Tikait said that he is also ready to get vaccinated and will lead the way. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws since November 2020. They have been demanding withdrawal of the laws while the Central govt has agreed to make amendments. Several rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock between the two sides. Watch the full video for all the details.
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India recorded over 3 lakh Covid cases for the second straight day on Friday, clocking 3,32,730 cases in the last 24 hours; Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said the fire tragedy at the Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Virar which killed 13 Covid-19 patients is not national news; In an interaction with the PM that was live on TV, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal highlighted the crippling oxygen crisis in hospitals in the capital. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a virtual meeting on April 23 where he raised concern of oxygen supply in the national capital. "There's a huge shortage of oxygen in Delhi. Will people of Delhi not get oxygen if there is no oxygen-producing plant here? Please suggest whom should I speak to in Central Government when an oxygen tanker destined for Delhi is stopped in another state?," asked CM Kejriwal to PM Modi.
At least 25 Covid-19 patients died at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the last 24 hours. Officials at the hospital said that the lives of another 60 such patients were at risk. This comes amid a serious crisis of oxygen and beds unfolding in the national capital. Meanwhile, oxygen tankers arrived at Ganga Ram hospital following an SOS to the government. Hospital officials had said only 5 hours of oxygen left & requested more supply. According to officials, hospital authorities are resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs. Ganga Ram Hospital has over 500 Covid patients, including 150 on high flow oxygen support. Several private hospitals in Delhi have been struggling to replenish their oxygen supply. Max hospitals had also sent SOS following which oxygen tanks reached their facilities. Some hospitals even requested the Delhi govt to shift patients to other healthcare facilities.
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Punjabi singer Jazzy B has come out in support of the protesting farmers and will celebrate New Year at the Singhu border with farmers. He said that watching the videos of the protests brought tears to..
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As protests continue, government and farmers reached consensus on 2 issues during 6th round of talk. However, main points of farm law repeal & MSP legislation were unaddressed. Farmer leaders and union..
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After 6th round of talks with Central government at VigyanBhawan, farmers' unions informed that they will discuss MSP and repealing of 3 farm laws in the next meeting on 4th of January. While speaking..