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‘Sarkari Gundas’ attacked farmers at Singhu Border, claims BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait expressed his thoughts on the recent attack on farmers at the Singhu Border and on the future of the ongoing farmers protest, which has been going on across the nation for the past few months against the newly induced farm laws, during an exclusive interview with India Ahead on Thursday (March 4).

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait expressed his thoughts on the attack on farmers at the Singhu Border and on the future of the ongoing farmers protest, which has been going on across the nation for the past few months against the newly induced farm laws, during an exclusive interview with India Ahead on Thursday (March 4).

During the interview, Rakesh Tikait also spoke on the topic of Deep Sidhu and on the violence on the Republic Day violence.

When questioned on the topic of attack on farmers at the Singhu Border, the BKU spokesperson claimed it was ‘Sarkari Gundas’ who were allowed by the police to attack the protesters.

“If the police are behind them, then they are clearly ‘Sarkari Gundas’! Non of the locals could have broken the police barriers on the day to attack the protesters. Furthermore, the locals were in support of us,” Rakesh Tikait told Smita Sharma and India Ahead.

“When we announced we will face those lawbreakers, they fled the scene,” he added.

Speaking on the MSP, Rakesh said: “Godowns had been constructed to benefit industrialists even before the farm laws came into existence”.

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When asked if BKU is using the farmers protest to build their fort for a possible election battle, Tikait asserted that it is definitely not the case.

“We are not seeking any vote through this protest, and request political parties should not come here to seek votes,” he said.

“We don’t want to talk to the central government. They need to take back these three laws and they need to also introduce a MSP bill,” the BKU leader said.

Since November 26, 2020, farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital against the three newly enacted farm laws: 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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