Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Naresh Tikait said he did not find anything wrong in his brother Rakesh Tikait visiting poll-bound states.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting at UP Gate on Wednesday, he said it was their “duty” to apprise the people about the policies of the government that are “detrimental to farmers’ interests”.
‘We want to create an impression about the farm protest. It is for the electorates to decide and there is nothing wrong in it,’ said Naresh Tikait, asked about his brother’s recent visit to Bengal, which is going to polls in about a month. “The protest is going on for so many days and yet the Prime Minister has not spoken a word in support of the farmers. This is unfortunate,” he added.
He was, however, all praise for Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik, who had spoken in favour of farmers while addressing a gathering in Baghpat recently. “There are many who support us and Satya Pal Malik, the governor of Meghalaya, is one of them. The government should heed his advice,” said Tikait.
“There are many who are feeling suffocated in the party. Sooner or later, they will come out in our support of us,” he added.
Tikait reiterated that the agitation would go on until the government accepted their demands. “Farmers should make this agitation a part and parcel of their lives. This will go on for a longer period and we should also ensure that their household and farm responsibilities are not affected,” he said.