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Battle In Summer : After Battling Winter, Rakesh Tikait Insists Agitation Against Farm Laws Will Continue For Long

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Amid the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said the agitation will continue for long. “We will continue our protest until the government agrees to talk to the committee. We are here for long,” said Tikait.

“There must be a minimum and maximum rate for crops in the country,” he added. While the Assembly polls of the legislative assemblies of four states — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam — will start from May, farmers will also participate in the political rallies said Tikait.

After surviving Delhi’s harsh winters, farmers agitating at the borders of the national capital against the Centre’s contentious farm laws are now gearing up to battle the summer months with portable fans, mosquito nets and other necessities.

In light of the rising temperature in Delhi, farmers starting from Amritsar have fitted their tractor trolleys with nets on all sides to keep mosquitoes away and have installed electric mosquito repellants.

“Keeping in mind the heat in Delhi, a jatha recently left the Golden Gate in Amritsar with special arrangements for the summer months. Earlier, to protect ourselves from the cold, we used to cover the sides of the tractor-trolley with tarpaulin on all sides. Those have been rolled up and replaced by mosquito nets,” Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher told ANI.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 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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