BKU leader furious over 'unruly behaviour' by farmers during stir

by IANS |

Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 29 (IANS) Farmers protesting at the borders of the national capital have intensified their agitation against the Modi government at the Centre opposing the three controversial farm laws.

However, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Sunday was perturbed with the "unruly behaviour" of the farmers from Uttar Pradesh, who marched on Saturday under the BKU banner on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur in east Delhi.

The agitating farmers at the Ghazipur border repeatedly tried to remove the police barricades there and even toppled the barricades several times on the road. As the farmers indulged in unruly behaviour, the police administration also exhibited a stricter approach and ultimately the BKU farmer leader had to intervene in the matter, seeing the protesting farmers going out of control. Tikait expressed his displeasure at such behaviour of the farmers and supporters of the BKU.

Seeing the raging farmers, Tikait told the policemen to lift the barricades and let the farmers enter Burari. He angrily told his fellow farmers that those who wanted to go to Burari were free to do so.

The farmers calmed down only after seeing Rakesh Tikait angry at them, following which all the farmers did not overstep the police barricades. At the same time, several farmers apologised to Tikait and retreated behind the barricading and sat again protesting in a peaceful way.

The BKU has decided that the farmers would stay at the Delhi border and this movement would continue until the government holds negotiations with the various leaders representing the farmers.

The core committee of various farmer organisations' representatives met on Sunday which decided that farmers would continue to protest at the Delhi border till the Modi government addresses their grievances.

Latest News
62% Indians support idea of conferring Bharat Ratna on Dalai Lama Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 10:19 PM
Nitish Kumar's cabinet expansion expected soon Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 10:06 PM
Anti-China sentiments run high when it comes to rights violation in Tibet Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 10:03 PM
SC: Delhi High Court Chief Justice will do needful on physical hearings Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 10:00 PM
Why did Naidu block Bharat Ratna to NTR, asks YSRCP Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 09:56 PM
Those voters excluded from NRC can vote in Assam: CEC Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 09:48 PM
By 4:1 majority, SC dismisses pleas seeking review of 2018 of Aadhaar verdict Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 09:46 PM
Karnataka Congress march for siege of Raj Bhavan foiled Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 09:41 PM
Pawar roots for alliance in Goa to provide viable alternative to BJP Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 09:39 PM
Imran kicks-off 3G/4G internet services in Waziristan Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 04:11 PM
YouTube extends suspension of Trump's channel for another week Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 04:08 PM
Turkey starts vaccination at nursing homes Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 04:05 PM
Kerala Assembly polls likely in April: CEO Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 03:34 PM
Bengaluru police arrests gang selling plots using fake documents Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 03:19 PM
BJP Councillor files defamation plaint against AAP leaders Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 03:18 PM