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Updated on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 10:28 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi considers farmers separate from the country: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

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As farmers protests against Centre's three farm laws continues, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said that about 750 farmers died in the movement so far.

"There was no condolence from Government of India. Country's farmers feel that perhaps PM Modi is not 'farmers' PM'...and consider them farmers as separate from the country." he said.

Farmers have been protesting at different sites since November 26 last year against the three enacted farm 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.

Farmer leaders and the Centre have held several rounds of talks but the impasse remains.

Yesterday the BKU leader criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and asked the people of the country to be cautious of them.

"BJP and RSS people are not what they pretend to be. People should be aware of them. These people, wherever they go they break the unity and break the people." Asked about what is the next planing as it is almost a year to complete since the farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws, Tikait said "If the government wants to talk, it is well and good, otherwise the protest will continue." "We will make arrangements to continue the protest further. As the winter season is here, will ask farmers for more food and clothes," he added.

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Published on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 10:27 PM IST
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