The farmers protest has now taken the shape of a revolution for farmers and labour rights across the country.
Amid successful ongoing protests which have now become a revolution all over the country, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait will hold a Kisan Mahapanchayat at Lakhnaur in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
All preparations have been made for the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Saharanpur today. Farmer leaders have been addressing huge gatherings in villages across Haryana and Rajasthan for the last several days.
Rakesh Tikait would be attending farmers’ meetings planned across Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to garner support for the ongoing stir against the new farm laws.
While addressing a Mahapanchyat in Hisar on 17th February 2021, Indian Farmer Protest Leader Rakesh Tikait announced that if the government does not pay heed to our demands, farmers will set fire to their standing crop.
“We will not give any grain to anyone. The farmers will keep a little grain and will set fire to the standing crop”, he added. “The Government should not be under the misconception that the farmers’ movement will end in two months. We will harvest and the movement will also go on.”
“The farmers have been indulging in the farming with losses for the last 70 years. If they have to sacrifice one more crop, they are ready. Even if they have to take the help of more workers to harvest crops, they will do it,” Rakesh Tikait said.
The farmers have been protesting on Delhi borders since 26 November last year after the government passed the three agricultural laws – 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.