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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi met farmer leader Rakesh Tikait during Yatra

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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday during the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra’s Haryana leg.

Rakesh Tikait, who was among the front leaders during the year-long protest against the now-rolled back three farm laws, said the Bharat Jodo Yatra has succeeded in connecting a lot of people and given them a platform.

 

Tikait stated that during their meeting, he brought up the problems of farmers in Congress-ruled states.

Rakesh Tikait stated that he raised the issue of the farmers of Chhattisgarh on whose land the state’s new capital is being built, and that the farmers did not receive adequate compensation. Tikait also stated that he discussed the problems of Himachal Pradesh apple farmers, as well as farmers from Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan, with the former Congress president.

Rakesh Tikait, when asked about Rahul Gandhi’s response, said the Congress leader told him about meeting with sons of farmers during the Bharat Jodo Yatra who wanted to pursue careers other than farming.

Tikait stated that Rahul Gandhi discussed with him a policy that would encourage young people to work in agriculture. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi promised that his party’s farmers’ affairs committee would include the MSP formula in the party manifesto.

Rakesh Tikait described the meeting as completely apolitical, saying that he regularly meets with political parties and that this meeting should be viewed in the same light. Tikait stated that he has no reservations about meeting with any political party, including the BJP, as long as they discuss farmer-related issues.

Farmers’ organisations will hold a tractor rally in Jind, Haryana, on January 26th, which will be attended by farmers from various states. On January 28, the Bharatiya Kisan Union will go on indefinite strike in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, demanding higher sugarcane prices, MSP, and the withdrawal of cases filed against farmers. In the month of March, a mahapanchayat will also be held in Delhi.

 

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