Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the farmer unions are prepared to discuss the three controversial agri laws with the Centre whenever it wants to resume talks but asserted the discussion would have to be about repealing the legislation.Addressing a farmers’ panchayat in Prem Nagar town in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, he said the farmers need to carry on with their upseting for long, but they would “certainly not return to their homes without a triumph”. Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni implicated the federal government of failing to deal with the COVID-19 circumstance and said, “Those patients who do not get oxygen or beds in health centers should be required to the houses of the BJP MPs and MLAs.”Tikait, who has in recent months resolved a series of farmers’ events throughout Haryana, said the tillers have been agitating for more than 5 months near various borders of the national capital.”The fight will go on for long, for the number of months one does not know. But one thing is confirmed that farmers won’t return without winning it,” he said.Tikait also said the agitation has got support from people around the country, that includes traders, youth and other sections.The BKU leader even more said if the federal government wishes to resume talks with the farmers’ unions the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which is leading the battle against the farm laws, is ready to do so.”When the government wants to talk, Samyukta Kisan Morcha will talk. But there will be no talks if the federal government again adheres to things like suspending these laws for 18 months. We are firm that they have to take back these laws and any talks will begin with that point only,” he said.Tikait informed the event that the protesting farmers will continue the agitation peacefully till the time their demands are fulfilled. He advised the villagers to form small committees to reinforce the agitation.Cautioning them about the coronavirus pandemic, he asked the villagers to follow all COVID-related procedures like wearing masks, following social distancing standards and keeping hygiene.”Do not conceal the disease if you get it, if anybody falls ill, get prompt treatment and you will be alright,” Tikait said, adding, “Over here too we are following all COVID-related procedures.”Slamming the federal government on the present COVID situation, Chaduni stated, “What has the government been doing for the last one year? Individuals are dying due to scarcity of oxygen and beds.”About the continuous farmers’ agitation, he alleged that more than 300 farmers have actually passed away however the government is adopting an adamant mindset. “We will not return to our homes, whether it takes 5 months or five years.”He likewise assaulted the ruling dispensation in the state, stating the Manohar Lal Khattar government has actually failed to build a medical college even when the Prem Nagar town panchayat had actually provided their land for establishing the institute.”Had the medical college been developed it would have helped in corona times. But they do not have a budget plan for such things,” Chaduni stated.
Farmer unions prepared to discuss agri laws with Centre however it has to be
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