Rakesh Tikait warns of another farmers’ agitation in India

Muzaffarnagar, August 11 (KMS): The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesman Rakesh Tikait has warned of another farmer agitation in India.

Rakesh Tikait talking to reporters here asked the farmers to remain united and be ready for a movement, if they wanted to protect their lives and land.

He accused the Narendra Modi-led Indian government of not fulfilling its poll promise of providing free electricity to farmers besides addressing the issue of rising power tariff and erratic supply in villages.

He maintained that the BJP government had exploited farmers and also raised the issue of non-payment of cane dues by sugar mills. “The mills are not making payment of dues, which has worsened the financial condition of farmers,” Tikait said and threatened to dump sugarcane at the office of district magistrates in the coming crushing season.

The BKU leader said farmers, poor and labourers were going through a tough time. “They have multiple problems, which need to be addressed but the government is ignorant towards them,” he added.

Tikait also raised questions over the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the Indian defence services.

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