'West Bengal should work as model state': BKU leader Rakesh Tikait meets Mamata Banerjee; discusses farmer related issues

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 05:06 PM IST
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss issues related to agriculture and local farmers.

Rakesh Tikait said, "the Chief Minister has assured us that she will continue to support the farmers' movement. We thank her for this assurance."

He further said, "West Bengal should work as a model state and farmers should be given more benefits."

While CM Mamata Banerjee said, "Industries are suffering and GST is being levied on medicines, for the last 7 months, the Central government didn't bother to speak to farmers." "I demand that all three farm laws are withdrawn," she added.

Before meeting the CM, the BKU leader said that the Centre should guarantee that a bill will be passed on MSP so that farmers over here can be benefitted from it.

"We will also urge the West Bengal government to write a letter to the Centre against the three new farm laws and if they already wrote then they should send the reminder to the government because these laws will bring loss to farmers. The Centre should guarantee that a bill will be passed on MSP so that farmers over here can be benefitted from it," said Rakesh Tikait.

BKU leader further said that like other states, West Bengal should also conduct meetings with farmers every month.

"In many other states, meetings are held every month with the DC. DMs and officers of every department come there. This policy should be implemented in all states," he added.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been very much vocal against the new farm laws and gave her support to farmers' protest. Several TMC MPs had visited the Delhi borders where farmers have been protesting since November last year.

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