The ‘peasant movement’ started against the three agricultural laws is still going on and it has intensified after the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. In the midst of all this, Rakesh Tikait, the spokesperson of the ‘Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU)’, who is the main face of this movement – is constantly making rhetorical statements. Recently, he had termed the killing of BJP workers in the Lakhimpur violence case as a reaction to action by Rakesh Tikait.
Now he has said that all the three agricultural laws are black for the farmers, then Narendra Modi is ‘black’ for the whole country. Rakesh Tikait, who reached Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, gave this statement on Wednesday (October 13, 2021). He said, “Agriculture laws will be removed after a year if not today. These people are engaged in privatization of electricity. Preparations are being made to give electricity to the people at Rs 15 per unit. In the Lucknow meeting on October 26, we will decide the future strategy.”
Rakesh Tikait announced to run the agitation till the arrest of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ in Lakhimpur violence case. Tikait also said that do not put Mishra in front of Ajay Mishra’s name, he is Teni. Recently he also said that sticks will have to be raised. Regarding the payment, he had said, “The money will come by lifting sticks. This government is very shameless.” In Sirsa, he had claimed that a big Hindu leader would be killed before the UP assembly elections.
Law is black for farmers, Modi is black for the country – Rakesh Tikait
The Prime Minister is certainly a person, but in the eyes of the Constitution, he is an institution. Such statements about him are not correct. #rakeshtikait #UttarPradesh #Lakhimpur #NarendraModi pic.twitter.com/qzYnUj7bzv
— Alok Kumar (@dmalok) October 13, 2021
Recall that Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Saturday (October 9, 2021) that he does not consider the lynching of BJP workers during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence as wrong. He had said, “What happened was not wrong. I don’t hold them guilty.” He said that lynching was not murder in his eyes. These things were said by the ‘Kisan Neta’ during a meeting at Delhi Press Club.