Highlights: Tikait had lauded farm laws, says Union minister Kailash Choudhary
The farmers’ protest entered its third month on Thursday. The protest led by farmers’ unions representatives began on November 25 after several farmers from across Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh began their march towards the Capital following the passage of the 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 during the monsoon session in September.
Farmers have camped across Delhi’s border since then demanding a total repeal of the three laws. After 12 rounds of discussions with the Centre, the deadlock still remains. The protests also took a violent turn during a planned rally on January 26 which led to injuries to more than 300 Delhi Police officials. One farmer also died during the tractor rally on that day. Miscreants had deviated from the agreed path of the protests leading to a scuffle with farmers. The protests were also marred after Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana gave provocative speeches and led to widespread destruction of public property at the Red Fort.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait earlier on Wednesday said that the farmers’ unions will take out a tractor rally demanding a total repeal of the laws. He said that 40 lakh tractors will join the protests. He is scheduled to hold a rally at Todabhim district later today.
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FEB 25, 2021 08:29 PM IST
PM Modi says farmers 'feel suffocated due to middlemen' at BJP rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government has focused most on small businessmen and farmers who felt 'suffocated by middlemen' by underlining his governments commitment to farmers and their prosperity.
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Ready to talk to farmers anytime, says agri minister
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar told news agency ANI on Thursday that the government is ready to talk to farmers anytime. He added that the new farm laws cannot be implemented since the matter is with the Supreme Court.
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BKU leader arrives at Kariri, Todabhim in Rajasthan for Kisan Maha panchayat
FEB 25, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Govt should not delay addressing farmers' demand: BSP
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BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses Maha panchayat in Karauli
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Delhi court adjourns hearing in the anticipatory bail plea of Shantanu Muluk after police assures no coercive steps to be taken against him
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FEB 25, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Tikait asks people to attend Kisan Mahapanchayat
Tikait, who is holding his third Kisan Mahapanchayat in Rajasthan, in a tweet asked people to attend today's gathering in Todabhim, Karoli. He said that every single attendee is important in protest against the farm laws.
FEB 25, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Farmers say govt's newly passed laws will empower corporates
Kisan Ekta Morcha on Wednesday said that it will protest against the farm laws and will not allow corporates to gain control of the agricultural sector.
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Plays and skits keep farmers entertained at Delhi's borders
BKU's Ugrahan-wing shared images of people participating in plays at Tikri border. The plays are intended to garner support for total repeal of the farm laws.
FEB 25, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Rakesh Tikait to address Kisan Rally in Rajasthan
The farmer union leader from BKU has been addressing multiple rallies in Rajasthan in the last few days. He is scheduled to address a rally later today at Todabhim.
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