“We will not allow their ploy to succeed”: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

News Desk: The government is conspiring to shift the farmers’ agitation from Delhi borders to Haryana’s Jind, alleged Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday.

He added that the farmers will now allow this “ploy” to succeed and continue their protests at the original site.

“The Central government wants the agitation should shift from Delhi borders to Haryana’s Jind. But we will not allow their ploy to succeed,” Tikait told reporters after addressing a farmers’ gathering.

“They want that the agitation centre point is shifted from Delhi borders to Haryana. But we will not leave Delhi borders at any cost,” he added.

The farmers’ leader further stated that the protests against three agri laws at various sites in Haryana, including toll plazas, will however continue.

Earlier, addressing the gathering of farmers, he said the agitation will not end till their demands are met.

With several police cases registered against farmers during the course of their ongoing agitation, Tikait said: “During any agitation, such as this, one should be prepared to go to jail and not be afraid of that.”

He said the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the ongoing farmers’ agitation, will continue to protest peacefully against the farm laws.

Resumption of dialogue

Farmer unions were ready to hold meetings with the Centre whenever it decides to resume talks, Tikait said, reiterating that the discussion would have to center around repealing the new farm laws.

“When the government wants to talk, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will talk,” he said.