PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 07:46 AM IST
The BKU leader's remarks came in response to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij urging Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to resume talks with protesting farmers amid the coronavirus scare looming large.
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Govt shouldn't treat farmers' stir like Shaheen Bagh protest: Tikait
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PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 05:07 PM IST
"Farmers will conduct an agitation in Gujarat using their tractors. Time has come to gherao Gandhinagar and block roads. If needed, we will have to break barricades too," Rakesh Tikait said.
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Tikait, who reached Gujarat to drum up support for the stir, began his two-day visit by praying at the Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district and then addressing groups in Ambaji and Palanpur.
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 04:32 PM IST
"The Centre is responsible, who else can it be? It's their (BJP's) youth wing. They were saying, "Rakesh Tikait, Go Back". Where should I go? They hurled stones, used lathis," said Rakesh Tikait.
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 04:31 PM IST
The movement will pick up speed after May 10, as till then farmers will remain engaged in harvesting wheat crops, Tikait said.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Arun Narang, a legislator from Abohar municipality in Punjab’s Fazilka district, was allegedly beaten up by a group of protesting farmers in the Malout area of the Muktsar district on Saturday.
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 05:21 PM IST
“If they really wanted to book cases against those indulging in provocative speeches, how many cases should have been booked against BJP leaders by now?” Kumaraswamy further asked.
By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 03:36 AM IST
“You have to make a Delhi in Bengaluru… and surround the city from all directions,” Tikait said while addressing a protest rally in Shivamogga, about 320 km from Bengaluru on Sunday.
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:51 PM IST
The mahapanchayat will be held at Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium, Raja Ram Meel, president of the Jat Mahasabha, said. "It will be the first meeting of Tikait in Jaipur. Earlier, he has held a few meetings in other districts like Hanumangarh and Ganganagar," Meel told reporters.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST
"A new business to cash in on hunger has started. Humans get hungry two times a day, 700 times a year. When the food grains will be in their control, they will start the hunger business," Tikait said.
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Tikait said after Bengal, he was planning to visit other parts of the country to press for the enactment of a law guaranteeing an MSP for various crops.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:06 AM IST
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The rallies will be held in Sheopur on Monday, in Rewa on March 14 and in Jabalpur the next day, and a decision would be taken later on holding more rallies in the state, said BKU MP general secretary Anil Yadav.
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:03 AM IST
The farmers have been sitting at various borders near national capital Delhi since November 26 with the demand that the three central farm laws must be repealed.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:54 PM IST
"This is my appeal to farmers that they should continue to work in their fields and also keep their tractors ready with their tanks full of oil as they may have to come to Delhi anytime," Rakesh Tikait said.
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Rakesh Tikait, leader and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers would gherao Parliament, if the Central government does not repeal the three laws, during his address to a Kisan Panchayat in Sikar, Rajasthan.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader also warned that the government could find it difficult to stay in power if the new agri-marketing laws are not repealed.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:46 PM IST
"Looking at the increase in coronavirus cases over the last two days, the Superintendent of Police has given a report that permission should not be given," Yavatmal Collector MD Singh said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:59 AM IST
In view of the protest, Railways has deployed 20 additional companies of the Railway Protection Special Force across the country.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:40 PM IST
Disha Ravi's arrest has given the protest against the three farm laws a fresh turn.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Tikait, who was at Uttar Pradesh Gate on Monday, asked the members of the farmers’ committee to make arrangements for summer as small gatherings near the dais would otherwise send wrong signals.
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:58 PM IST
“We should help them. Be it money, vegetables, liquor - we can contribute as we like and strengthen this agitation. It is not a movement of farmers only but all of us,” Haryana Congress leader Vidya Rani is heard saying in a 80 second video, which has been doing the rounds on social media.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Tikait once again reiterated that the Centre's farm laws "will finish the public distribution system."
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:49 AM IST
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district, Gandhi claimed that the new laws will render 40% of the people who are engaged in farming jobless, and the control will slip into the hands of corporates.
By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:39 AM IST
Instead, Rakesh Tikait, a beefy leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), an influential farmers’ organisation, has managed to re-energise the protests and entrenched them in a new avatar in his home turf, the politically crucial sugarcane belt of western Uttar Pradesh.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:23 PM IST
He said this in response to the statement of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Gurnam Singh Charni that the farmers' protest will continue till October.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:47 AM IST
All mahapanchayats held so far saw massive turnouts in support of the farmers' issues.
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:05 PM IST
The MSP has emerged as one of the core issue of the farmers, who have been protesting near Delhi against newly-enacted three farm laws since November last year.