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Rakesh Tikait will meet with Mamata Banerjee on June 9 to discuss strategy for farmers’ protest | India News


FATEHABAD: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait is scheduled to meet West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 9 in Kolkata, sources confirmed.
According to the sources, Tikait will discuss the strategy to further intensify the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new central agricultural laws. “Rakesh Tikait will meet with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 9. He will congratulate her on the massive electoral victory. They will talk about the farmers’ protest,” sources told ANI.
In particular, Tikait had visited West Bengal before the state assembly elections and had campaigned for the Trinamool Congress (TMC). West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has spoken out a lot against the new farm laws and has lent her support to the farmers’ protest.
Several TMC MPs had visited the borders of Delhi, where farmers have been protesting since November last year. Since the Covid situation is improving, peasant leaders plan to intensify the protest.
Meanwhile, a large number of farmers led by agricultural leaders Rakesh Tikait, Gurnam Singh Chaduni and United leader Kisan Morcha, Yogendra, have been organizing a dharna in front of the Tohana Sadar police station in the Fatehabad district of Haryana. since Saturday night demanding the release of the arrested farmers.
Farmers protesting the Center’s farm laws have been protesting for the past six months. Many have camped on the borders of the national capital. Despite several rounds of talks between the Center and peasant leaders last year, the stalemate remains.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three recently enacted agricultural laws: the Trade in Agricultural Products and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act of 2020; the Agreement on the Empowerment and Protection of Farmers) on Price Guarantee and the Agricultural Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.

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