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Farmers’ protest will go on for indefinite period, says Rakesh Tikait

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the ongoing farmers’ protest would go on for an indefinite period as there is no planning regarding the duration yet.

“Farmers’ protest will go on for an indefinite period as there is no plan currently. It may continue till October,” Tikait told ANI.

He said this in response to the statement of Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Gurnam Singh Charni that the farmers’ protest would continue till October.

Tikait had earlier said that the farmers’ agitation would not conclude unless the government repealed the three laws and that it might carry on till October.

On Friday, he said the farmers protested at the Ghazipur border on October 2 every year.

“Teargas shells and bullets were fired at the farmers on October 2, 2018, at the Ghazipur border. Every year, we have a programme here at the Ghazipur border and will also have it this year,” he said.

Tikait said it is good that the issue is being debated in Parliament.He said there must be a genuine reason if the country’s farmers had been protesting for so long.

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