New Delhi: Farmer leader Rakesh Singh Tikait said that farmers will hold their own parliament session at Jantar Mantar while the Monsoon Session is ongoing. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader will lead the protests at Jantar Mantar against the three farm laws.
While speaking to ANI, Rakesh Tikait said, “Parliament is just 150 metres away from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there.
The farmers have been granted permission to hold the protests at Jantar Mantar while observing strict Covid-19 protocols.
When being asked about the arrangements that the farmers have made to ensure there is no repeat of the January 26 violence Tikait said “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?”
“I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for the Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar. We will hold ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar. We will monitor Parliament proceedings,” said the BKU leader.
The Delhi Police has also deployed heavy security at the Singu and the Tikri border in view of the farmers’ protest at the Jantar Mantar.
Farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six persons for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am to 5 pm daily.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws. So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Centre and farmer leaders to break the deadlock between the two parties.
With inputs from ANI