Lashed out at government
There are rumors that the farmers’ movement in Gujarat is starting to thrive against the agricultural law. Farmer protagonist Rakesh Tikait is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, where he arrived today for a darshan at a gurdwara at Chhani in Vadodara city, followed by Karjan and Bharuch.
He lashed out at the government, saying the companies were running the government and it will not last long. Tight police arrangements were made following the arrival of Rakesh Tikait.
Rakesh Tikait, a farmer leader who came to meet the farmers leaders of Central Gujarat, said that Gujarat belongs to Gandhiji and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, where peaceful movements have taken place. Now again they will run a peaceful movement to request the government to take back the agricultural laws.
The government was tempted to create two crore jobs every year, in which they have failed, so the youth also have to come forward now. Farmers’ land has been handed over to private companies and companies like Amul Dudh will now be ruined.
He further said that now there will be a farmers movement in Gujarat and its echo will be heard in Gandhinagar. He said fear is spreading in the BJP because of them. Right now the farmers movement is going on peacefully. The farmers in Gujarat and all across the country are losing their lands and soon the movement will start in Gujarat.
He said that besides this, the Kisan Cell of Gujarat Congress has been in support of the leaders of Kisan Andolan for a long time. In the near future, the Gujarat Congress will launch an agitation and a ‘Farmers’ Rights Yatra’ across Gujarat, taking up the issues, problems and rights of farmers and demand for take back the laws.
Tikait said that programs would be launched soon to create awareness among farmers across Gujarat and address their issues. Farmers’ organizations have also warned the government that if Rakesh Tikait and the farmers are stopped, there will be agressive programs in future.
During his visit violation of social distancing was also seen there as people forget to follow the rules in such a time when the city is witnessing the rise of cases.