Tikait: Farmers to Hold their Own Parliament Sessions at Jantar Mantar

Tikait: Farmers to Hold their Own Parliament Sessions at Jantar Mantar
Tikait: Farmers to Hold their Own Parliament Sessions at Jantar Mantar

#NewsRail: New Delhi, India: While Parliament is in session for the Monsoon Session, a farmers' demonstration organized by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait against the Centre's new farm laws will take place just a short distance away. Farmers will have their own parliament sessions at Jantar Mantar, according to BKU head Rakesh Tikait. Rakesh Tikait, while talking to ANI stated “Parliament is just 150 meters away from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there.” “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?” said Tikait when asked about plans to deal with events like the Red Fort incident on January 26.Tikait is making its way to the Singhu border, where farmers from all of the demonstration locations will congregate, before heading to Delhi for the 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. Rakesh Tikait told ANI that they will host a 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar and will also be monitoring Parliament activities. The BKU leader said, “I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for the Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar. We will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. We will monitor Parliament proceedings.”In the meantime, heavy security is being placed at the Singhu and Tikri borders in response to farmer demonstrations against the Jantar Mantar during Parliament's monsoon session. Farmers have been allowed to protest every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jantar Mantar in groups of no more than 200 for the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six for the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC). Farmers have been protesting the three newly enacted agricultural regulations on the national capital's various boundaries since November 26 last year. Several rounds of discussions between the Centre and farmer representatives have taken place so far in an attempt to break the impasse between the two groups.Meanwhile, farmers in Uttar Pradesh have announced a campaign named ‘Mission Uttar Pradesh’ that will begin on September 5 against the three farm laws. Prem Singh, a farmer leader while talking to ANI said “Our next stop will be Uttar Pradesh, BJP's heartland. Our Uttar Pradesh mission will begin on September 5. We will totally isolate BJP. There is no alternative other than to repeal three farm laws. We are ready for talks.” This mission is set to happen ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls that will take place in 2022.

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