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BKU leader Rakesh Tikait to visit Wardha on December 19, says 'we organise meetings wherever people call us'

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 05:57 PM IST

Rakesh Tikait | Photo Credit: ANI
Rakesh Tikait | Photo Credit: ANI
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Even as farmers have officially withdrawn their year long protests after the Centre repealed three farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh tIkait on Sunday said that he along with others will be visiting Wardha district in Maharashtra on December 19.

The BKU leader said, "We organise meetings wherever people call us and is required...We are going to Wardha, Maharashtra on December 19 and to Tamil Nadu on December 17."

Yesterday, Rakesh Tikait said that Mahapanchayat will be held from time to time to discuss farmers' issues.

"Every year, a 10-day Kisan Andolan Mela will be held. Mahapanchayat will be held from time to time to discuss farmers' issues," Tikait told reporters here.

The BKU leader lauded the role of media in highlighting farmers' agitation and said constant reporting by print, electronic and especially social media put pressure on the government.

Earlier, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill on the first day of the Winter session on November 29. President Ram Nath Kovind had also given his assent to the Bill that completed the process of repealing the three farm laws.

Farmers had been protesting against the farm laws on various borders of Delhi since November 26, 2020.

The SKM, earlier on Thursday announced the suspension of their year-long agitation after they received a letter from the Central government, with promises of forming a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and withdrawing cases against them immediately.

The farmers will hold a review meeting on January 15. "If the government does not fulfil its promises, we could resume our agitation," the SKM had said in its statement.

On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre will bring necessary bills in the Winter Session of Parliament to repeal the farm laws.

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Published on: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 05:57 PM IST