Farmers will start vacating Delhi border points from Dec 11, this may take some time, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.
According to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson, the protestors would also question the Centre on its claims of doubling farmers' income.
The farmer leader also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should give a clear answer on the demand for a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) that he had "supported" when he was the chief minister
The announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the farm laws is unprecedented. It can have far-reaching consequences provided civil society seizes the opportunity.
Repeal of New Farm Laws: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has sought immediate resumption of talks with the government, withdrawal of cases against farmers and a memorial for those who lost their lives during the agitation.
The farmers had started their agitation against the Modi government’s “agricultural reforms”, saying that the set of controversial laws would benefit private players at their expense.
BKU Spokesperson said that this is a half victory. The other half would be met when a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers will be passed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his address to the nation that three controversial farm laws will be repealed by the government in the upcoming winter session of the parliament. A brief summary of all unfolding events around these controversial laws -
Preparations for the "antim ardas" (final prayers) are underway at a field, away from the spot where the violence took place in Tikonia village of Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri. Sanyukt Ksian Morcha's leaders would be the only ones present there.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh TIkait said that people had several videos(related to Union Minister of State Ajay Misra Teni's son mowing his vehicle over the farmers) which will come up as soon as the net is restored.
To get permission for 'satyagraha' at Jantar Mantar, the protesting farmers had approached the Supreme Court. The court instead asked for some 'balanced approach'.
The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said the movement has begun and the youth are also joining the movement of farmers in the country.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that he is ready to agitate for 10 years but will not allow 'black' legislations to be implemented.
An official said the arrested persons had announced cash reward of Rs 11lakh through posters, for thrashing farmer leader Rakesh Tikait with shoes in Uttar Pradesh.
The protestors who have taken siege of the mini-Secretariat in Karnal, a constituency represented by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, seem to be in no mood to back down.
Marching on foot from the mahapanchayat venue to the mini-secretariat five kilometres away, farmers faced a water cannon as they neared the complex.
Protesters demanding action against the police lathicharge on farmers on August 28 assembled in large numbers in Karnal for a kisan mahapanchayat, also planning to gherao the district headquarters here.
Rakesh Tikait's call for communal harmony and farmer unity would not surprise those who have been tracking the ground. A prequel in three flashbacks.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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