The farmers’ movement is going on against the agricultural laws brought by the central government. Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has once again reiterated that we are ready for talks if the Center wants a discussion on agricultural laws. Meanwhile, he has also clarified on the matter of taking the issue of agricultural laws to the United Nations.
In fact, in a conversation with news agency ANI, Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Kisan Union said that from July 22, our 200 people will protest near Parliament. At the same time, he said that we did not say that we will go to the United Nations regarding agricultural laws.
Tikait said that we had said that there should be a fair investigation into the incident of 26 January. If the agency here is not investigating, should we go to the United Nations? He further said that if the Government of India wants to talk, then we are ready.
We’d not said that we’ll take up issue of new farm bills at United Nations. We’d responded to a question over Jan 26 incident. Is there any agency here that can conduct an impartial investigation? If not should we take this matter to the UN?: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait pic.twitter.com/YsPCkhJ87X
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2021
Earlier, Tikait had said that the farmers have not been doing this agitation for 8 months to follow the orders of the government. Till now agricultural laws have not been withdrawn and they are asking us to end the protest. If they want to talk, they can. But they should not impose any condition.
Let us inform that recently, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar once again appealed to the protesting farmers to end their agitation. He had said that ‘I want to appeal to the agitating farmers to end their protest and hold talks. The government is ready to hold talks.
The Agriculture Minister said that the procurement system on Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) and Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue and it will be further strengthened. Tomar’s statement came at a time when farmers’ organizations have decided to intensify their protest during the monsoon session of Parliament.