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Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU)

22 Farm Bodies In Punjab Announce Political Front, To Contest State Polls

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Talking to reporters here, farmer leader Harmeet Singh Kadian said the Samyukt Samaj Morcha has been set up for fighting the Punjab polls due early next year.

Farmers In Punjab & Haryana All Set To Mark First Anniversary Of Anti-Farm Laws Protest

Nov 25, 2021 Harish Manav

SKM leader,BKU (Rajewal) President Balbir Singh Rajewal told, 'thousands of farmers from Punjab,Haryana, UP and Uttrakhand are arriving at the morcha sites around Delhi with tractors and ration and other supplies.'

Farmers Yet To End Protest, Next Decision On Nov 27: BKU 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.

Rakesh Tikait Demands Resumption Of Talks On MSP And Other Issues, Says Ceasefire By Government And Not Farmers

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

Protesting Farmers' Open Letter To PM Modi: Mandate MSP, Arrest Union MoS Ajay Mishra Among Six Demands

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.

19 November, 2021

Farm Laws Repeal: Jalebis And Celebrations At Ghazipur Border As Farmer Leaders Welcome 'Half Victory'

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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.

29 October, 2021

Ghazipur Border: Police Removing Barricades, Concertina Wires Installed Last Year At Farmers' Protest Site

Outlook Web Desk

Multiple layers of iron and cement barricades topped with at least five layers of concertina wires were put up last year during the farmers' protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border.

05 October, 2021

Denied Entry: Here's How Opposition Is Being Kept Away From Lakhimpur Kheri

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The violence that had erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri has now taken a political turn. Opposition leaders who have been trying to reach the farmers' protest site have been stopped, detained.

04 October, 2021

The Way They Committed Murders Shows They Are Not Farmers But Professional Gangs: Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

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Talking about the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the people involved, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh issued a statement and called the series of events, 'unfortunate'

27 September, 2021

Bharat Bandh: Farmers Block Highways To Demand Repeal Of Farm Laws, Security Beefed In Delhi

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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.

12 July, 2021

Are Protesting Farmers Planning To Join The Poll Wagon?

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Punjab and Uttar Pradesh which are going to polls in 2022 have significant representation among protesting farmers sitting at Delhi’s borders since November 26 last year.


02 May, 2021

Rakesh Tikait, 12 Others Booked Under Section 144 For Holding Maha Panchayat In Haryana

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Rakesh Tikait and some other BKU leaders addressed the 'kisan mazdoor maha panchayat' in Dhurali village near Ambala Cantt on Saturday.

19 April, 2021

Farmers Determined To Continue Protest Against Farm Laws Despite Covid Surge

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Most farmer leaders have claimed that there are no reports of Covid-19 cases at protest sites and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has reiterated his refusal to move out.

23 March, 2021

Farmers Will Soon Sell Crops Outside Parliament: Bharatiya Kisan Union Leader Rakesh Tikait

Tabeenah Anjum

BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait made the announcement while addressing a kisan mahapanchayat in Jaipur’s Vidhyadhar Nagar on Tuesday.

18 March, 2021

Farmers' Protest: Movement Will Continue For Long, BJP Unworthy Of Trust, Says Naresh Tikait

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing BKU supporters who have been camping at Ghazipur for nearly four months now, Tikait said, 'This movement will continue for long, make it a part of your routine'.

07 March, 2021

Farmers’ Protests Will Continue Till New Farm Laws Are Withdrawn: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait made the remark while speaking in Uttar Pradesh’s Ramrajn town on the occasion of protesting farmers marking 100 days of their agitation

06 March, 2021

Farmers' Protests Enter 100th Day, Unions Say 'We Are Going Strong'

Outlook Web Bureau

March 6 will be observed as 'Black Day' as part of which the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) expressway will be blocked for five hours


01 March, 2021

Govt's Silence Indicates It's Planning Steps Against Farmers' Agitation: Tikait


Tikait also stressed that it is the government that will have to come forward with a proposal to resume talks over the bills with the protesting farmers.

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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