Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said Tuesday that if the Center does not revoke the three new agricultural laws, “gherao Parliament” will be the protesting farmers.
He called on farmers to be prepared as the call for a ‘Delhi march’ could be made at any time. On Tuesday in Sikar, Rajasthan, Tikait addressed the Kisan Mahapanchayat of the Unified Kisan Morcha.
“This time, the call will be for Parliament gherao. We will announce it and then march towards Delhi. This time, 40 lakh tractors will be there, instead of four lakh tractors,” he said.
The protesting farmers, Tikait said, would plough the parks near India Gate and produce crops there. The United Front leaders would decide the date for the Gherao Parliament, he added.
He also said that on January 26, when violence had broken out in the national capital during their tractor parade, there was a plot to malign the country’s farmers. “The farmers of the country love the tricolor, but not the leaders of this country,” he said.
Tikait said farmers are openly questioning the government that if all three controversial agricultural laws are not abolished and the MSP is not enforced, then the country’s farmers will also demolish the godowns of big business.
The United Front is also going to offer a date soon for this, he said.
Swaraj movement chief Yogendra Yadav, National Vice President of All India Kisan Sabha Amra Ram, National General Secretary of the Kisan Union, Chaudhary Yudhvir Singh and others also addressed the mahapanchayat.
Tikait also addressed a farmers’ gathering at Sardarshahar in Churu district earlier on Tuesday.