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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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A day after attack on Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait's convoy, he blamed Centre for the incident. "The Centre is responsible, who else can it be? It's their youth wing. They were saying, "Rakesh Tikait, Go Back'. Where should I go? They hurled stones, used lathis. Why are they fighting us, we are farmers, we are not a political party," said Rakesh Tikait.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded for special session of Parliament to keep an open discussion with government of all states due to prevailing COVID-19 situation. "I have demanded a special session of Parliament because I have been speaking to political leaders of the country. They say situation of COVID-19 is grim in their states too. So, if government calls a special session, there will be open discussion on the COVID-19 situation of all states," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has demanded that a special Parliament session be convened to discuss the ongoing Covid crisis in the country. He said that he has been speaking to several political leaders over the last few days and every state has been saying that the situation is very serious. Raut said that if a special session of the Parliament is called, states’ issues can be addressed. This comes as the BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a war of words over the Covid situation in the country. At present, Maharashtra is also struggling with a shortage of medical oxygen and Remdesivir.
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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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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has responded to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait’s warning of another tractor rally, but this time with 40 lakh tractors. Responding to a question, the minister said that the government has always been committed to working for the farmers and doubling their incomes. ‘Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss,’ Tomar added. This comes after Rakesh Tikait during a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan said that they will soon announce another tractor rally, this time to the Parliament and with 40 lakh tractors. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced the plans for marching to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors in order to intensify pressure on the central government to withdraw the three new farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar responded by saying that the government has still left its doors opened for discussions, while also underlining the previous talks. "Government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss," Tomar told reporters in the national capital. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait while addressing a Kisan rally in Rajasthan's Sikar today said if the government will not repeal the farm laws, then they intends to march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has issued a fresh warning to the Modi government over the farm laws. Addressing a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan, Tikait said that farmers would now launch a fresh tractor rally to the Parliament. ‘This time the call will be for parliament gherao. We will announce it and then march towards Delhi. This time 40 lakh tractors will be there instead of four lakh tractor,’ Tikait said. He appealed to the government to repeal the laws and make a law on MSP failing which they would plough the parks near India Gate and grow crops there as a mark of protest. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws alleging that they will benefit corporate and harm the interests of farmers. While the Centre has agreed to make amendments in the laws, the farmers have insisted on complete withdrawal of the laws. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Amid COVID-19 scare, 'Jan Anushashan Pakhwada' imposed in Rajasthan. Streets and markets in Jaipur wore a deserted look today. The lockdown has been imposed in the state from 5 am, Apr 19 to 5 am, May 03 amid surge in COVID-19. On April 18, Rajasthan recorded over 10,000 COVID cases.
Convoy of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait's convoy was attacked in Tatarpur area on April 02. The convoy was attacked when Tikait was returning after addressing a public rally. Police has detained four persons in this connection and a team has been sent to detain other persons also.