Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who is opposing the agricultural laws of the central government, on Monday bluntly said that Delhi will make every capital of the country. On the question of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi going to Parliament on a tractor, Tikait replied that Tractor will go till Parliament. It is not a tractor but a tank.
Speaking exclusively to ‘Aaj Tak’, Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union once again reiterated that till the agricultural laws are not withdrawn, the agitation will continue. On the meetings held with the government, he said that there were many meetings, in which we agreed on some issues, but the government did not agree.
Delhi will make every capital including Lucknow
Rakesh Tikait, who reached Lucknow, the capital of UP, said that why can’t we come to Lucknow. Will make Lucknow into Delhi and surround it too. He said, “The trains have been put on hold, otherwise there would have been a crowd here today. Farmers are there and they can do anything. Delhi will make every capital of the country.” Attacking the BJP, farmer leader Tikait said that BJP is also of three types. A BJP is imprisoned inside the house. One is snatched and the third one is going to recruit other people. Their leaders cannot speak for themselves.
‘Our fight is not with BJP but with Modi government’
Tikait, who has been demanding the return of agricultural laws along with many farmers on the Delhi border for the last eight months, said that the farmers’ fight is not with the BJP. He said, “Our fight is not with the BJP, but with the Modi government. Big leaders of BJP have been placed under house arrest. At the same time, on the question of AC engaged in the farmers’ movement, Tikait said that after all, whose house has not installed AC. We have set up a press club there and the AC was installed there, where we lay down to rest. The same photo later went viral on social media.
‘Why not getting free electricity in UP?’
On the question of coming to Lucknow, Rakesh Tikait said that there will be meetings all over the state. These people will keep watching. Electricity is being given free to farmers everywhere, so why is it not available in UP? Why can’t we go to the elections? Now if they understand it in the election language, then the same medicine will be given. Will give medicines without contesting elections. He was given medicine in Bengal, he got relief from it. We will fight the war by staying as a farmer. He further said that if the movement is fine then the governments will be fine, if the movement is light then it will not be right. He also said that Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati had increased sugarcane prices when there was pressure, but Yogi Adityanath did not. He alleged that Yogi Adityanath is being misled by officials.