Rakesh Tikait on Saturday issued an indirect threat to the central government over the ongoing farmers' protest and said that if required, they will use Russian tractors to enter Delhi. According to him, the Russian tractors are very powerful and will crush everything that comes in their way. "It is a kind of an automatic tractor, when left on gear, it won't stop and will crush everything which comes on its way. When the need arises, these tractors will be used to enter Delhi,” he said.
We are not taking our tractors anywhere right now, but we have several of these tractors," said Mr Tikait while speaking to ANI.
The BKU leader has brought a Russian tractor to the protest site at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
"This tractor is 53-years-old. As per the guidelines of the government, tractors should be replaced within 10 years. However, several such Russian tractors are still working. This tractor will go to National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s office. We will show this tractor to the NGT officials that such tractors are still working," stressed Tikait, stating that it is not a violation of rules to use 53-year-old tractors.