Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait arrived in Bengal on Saturday. The farmer leader will be leading two mahapanchayats today in Kolkata and Nandigram.
The farmer leader said on Wednesday that he will go to Kolkata to urge farmers to defeat the BJP in the West Bengal Assembly elections.
.@RakeshTikaitBKU arrives in Kolkata. He will be leading two mahapanchayats today – in #Kolkata and in #Nandigram. #RakeshTikait #Nandigram #FarmersProtest #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/bcfefNBTgj
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“I will go to Kolkata on March 13. The clarion call for a decisive struggle will come from Kolkata. We will talk to farmers there and urge them to defeat the BJP,” the BKU leader said.
The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 108th day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders.
A group of farmers protesting on railway tracks near Amritsar against the Centre’s new farm reform laws withdrew their agitation yesterday after 169 days, as suspension of trains caused losses to them and traders.
Savinder Singh, a leader of the Kissan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee which had been spearheading the stir, said they decided to withdraw the rail blockade at Devidaspura on the Amritsar-Delhi route after a meeting of all protesting farmer unions.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continued to remain closed fully or partially for traffic movement on Friday as farmers continue their protest against the three farm laws.
The traffic police also advised motorists travelling between Delhi and Haryana to take alternative routes via Lampur Safiabad, Palla and Singhu school toll tax borders or other routes passing through Gurugram and Faridabad.
The farmers are protesting against the 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.
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