EXCLUSIVE | Rakesh Tikait Announces ‘Mission UP’, Says ‘We Will Make Lucknow Look Like Delhi’


New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait has warned to turn Lucknow like Delhi. Speaking exclusively with ABP News on Monday, the BKU leader said that all roads leading to Lucknow will be sealed by farmers after September 5. 

“A big Kisan Panchayat will be organised in Muzaffarnagar on 5th September. The whole country has been kept under capture. Our agitation will not be withdrawn until the three farm laws are repealed. We will make a Delhi-like Lucknow. We will close the roads all around Lucknow.”

Along with this, he said, “UP is a state of agitation. Sugarcane rate has not been increased from past 4 years, Rs 12,000 crore are still outstanding. Yogi government did not increase single rupee for sugarcane. Electricity is free to farmers in 7-8 states but it is not so in UP.

Yogendra Yadav said that today we completed 8 months of our movement. This movement has brought back the self respect of a farmer. Along with realizing the political power of the farmer, unity has increased. Despite our agitation, our demands have not been accepted. Today we have come to announce the expansion of our movement. We are announcing Mission UP/Uttarakhand.

Yogendra Yadav said that rallies, mahapanchayat will be organized in this mission UP/Uttarakhand. We are aiming that the BJP opposing the farmers’ movement should be opposed at every step. We are making efforts and in the coming months it will be expanded across the country. In this mission, we will work to raise national issues as well as state issues. Some time back, the UP government made claims for the purchase of grains on the MSP. If we collect the data, the wheat yield in UP is 308 lakh tonnes. According to the data , till July 20, 56.8 lakh tonnes i.e. 18 percent has been procured.

Along with this, he said that nothing has happened in the name of procurement for the remaining crops. As a result, the farmer had to sell his crop at a rate lower than the MSP. To compel the government, we will take steps like making toll plazas free in Haryana, Punjab, boycotting BJP and their allies in UP also.

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