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Bhim Army Chief Meets Peasant Leader Rakesh Tikait in Ghazipur and Offers Help to Strengthen Protest | India News


NEW DELHI: Bhim’s army chief Chandrashekhar Azad met with peasant leader Rakesh Tikait in Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Friday, saying that the Dalit group will provide all assistance to strengthen the agitation against the new agricultural laws.
This comes a day after the Ghaziabad administration issued an ultimatum to agitated farmers to leave the UP Gate protest site in Ghazipur on Thursday night, even as peasant leader Rakesh Tikait stood firm saying he would commit suicide. but that would not end the commotion.
Azad arrived at UP Gate around 6:30 PM with almost 100 members of the Bhim Army.
The Dalit leader said that Tikait is the “pride of western Uttar Pradesh” and that he would fight shoulder to shoulder with the peasant leader.
“We stand firm with our farmers and we will provide all necessary help to strengthen their protest,” Azad said.
He stated that the government “will try all tricks to end this movement and instigate farmers to resort to violence.”
“I ask you not to deviate from the path of non-violence,” he said.
Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar for a mahapanchayat in a huge amount of support for the Bharatiya Kisan Union-led protest against the three new agricultural laws in Ghazipur.
The Mahapanchayat resolved to fully support the protest in Ghazipur, where farmers have been camping for more than two months to demand the repeal of agricultural laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum price of sustenance for their crops.

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