Rakesh Tikait to begin `Mission West Bengal’ alleging farmers not getting MSP there | India News


VARANASI: Bhartiya Kisan Union’s spokesman and farmers’ movement leader Rakesh Tikait said, “Farmers of West Bengal are anxious as their produces are not being purchased on minimum support price (MSP).”
“I am reaching West Bengal on March 13 to meet the farmers of the state”, announced Tikait while addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat at Chetankishore ground in the Sikandarpur area of Ballia district on Wednesday. When I decided to go to West Bengal people asked me why are you going there. I made it clear to them that I am not goa ing to seek vote. I am going there to talk to farmers.”
Tikait mobilized the farmers by reiterating all his demands and the happenings at Delhi borders in the past 100 days and made a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming, “They will have to go. He (Modi) will prove to be the last `Badshah’. MSP is paid nowhere in the country. WB’s farmers are also anxious due to not getting MSP for their produces. I am going to tell them what happened to us in Delhi.”
Later, when reporters questioned whether he was going to West Bengal for ensuring the defeat of Bhartiya Janata Party Tikait reacted, “Obviously I am not going to ensure their (BJP) victory. I am going there to give a wake-up call to the farmers.”

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