#Rakesh Tikait

.Sikar, Rajasthan, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers will gherao Parliament if the government will not repeal the farm laws. (PTI File Photo)

  • "This time 40 lakh tractors will be there instead of four lakh tractors," Tikait said
  • Tikait was addressing a mahapanchayat of United Kisan Morcha in Rajasthan's Sikar on Tueday
  • If the Centre won't repeal the farm laws, farmers will demolish the godown of big companies: Rakesh Tikait

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The farmers are protesting against Centre's farm laws since November last year. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The 'Rail Roko’ demonstration was held from 12 noon to 4 pm on Thursday
  • The andolan was led by Bharatiya Kisan Union
  • Protesters showered flower petals and distributed sweets among police officials in Modinagar

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday made clear that farmers will not harvest crops until their demands are met. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Rakesh Tikait said that if Centre did not address farmers' concerns their tractors would roll into West Bengal
  • West Bengal elections are due in April
  • Farmers have been protesting for the past three months demanding the repeal of new farm laws

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait during the ongoing farmers' agitation against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

  • The makeshift school - Savitri Bai Phule School - has been operating at one of the tents at Ghazipur from January 22
  • It was started by social activist Nirdesh Singh from the NGO Mata Savitri Bai Phule Mahasabha
  • Rakesh Tikait slammed the government for not providing adequate educational facilities for poor children in the area

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Haryana Agriculture Minister JP Dalal interacts with the media persons on the issue of farmers’ agitation. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • My statement has been misinterpreted, JP Dalal said
  • Several Punjab and Haryana farmers have died of different reasons including cardiac arrest
  • Thousands of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi borders

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Thousands of farmers are holding sit-in demonstrations on several border points in New Delhi for over two months. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the Republic Day violence
  • It claimed that protestors are being implicated in false cases and harassed by Delhi Police
  • 122 farmers have been arrested by Delhi Police in connection with 14 FIRs, it said

.Delhi, India
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait holds a spade during farmers' ongoing protest at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Rakesh Tikait revealed plans by farmers to hold meetings in Prime Minister Modi’s home state Gujarat
  • The government has been telling farmer unions to consider an option other than the repeal of the laws
  • Tikait said the government will have to talk with the farmer unions' committee

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmers from different villages march towards Singhu and Kundli borders to take part in the ongoing farmers' protest against the new farm laws in Sonipat. (PTI Photo)

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha said from February 12, toll collection will not be allowed in Rajasthan
  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said if voted to power her party would scrap them
  • Agitating farmers have been protesting against the three laws that were enacted in September last year

.Singhu, Delhi, India
Farmers block Shambhu Highway during their 'chakka jam' protest as part of the ongoing agitation over new farm laws. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Protesting farmers held nationwide 'chakka jam' on Saturday
  • Several protestors were detained in Bengaluru and Hyderabad
  • Internet services remained suspended in Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders till 11.59 pm

.Singhu, Delhi, India
Farmers block a road at Singhu border during their 'chakka jam' protest as part of the ongoing agitation over new farm laws. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Protesting farmers held nationwide 'chakka jam' on Saturday
  • The Centre defended the farm laws in the Rajya Sabha on Friday
  • 75 ex-civil servants criticised the government's approach to the farmers' agitation