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Rakesh Tikait: Will Go to the Parliament to Sell Our Crops If Roads are Open

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
Rakesh Tikait

In response to the removal of barricades from the Ghazipur border where farmers have been protesting against the Centre's farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesman Rakesh Tikait announced on Friday that they will come to Parliament to sell their crops. 

"If the roads are open, we will go to Delhi and to Parliament to sell our harvest," Rakesh Tikait stated. 

"Farmers, according to the Prime Minister, can sell their crops wherever. Now we'll notify the farmers where to sell the crops that haven't been sold yet "He said. 

He also stated that the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organisation of numerous farmer unions challenging the three agriculture legislation will decide the protest's future direction. 

"They had erected the obstacles, which are now being removed. Saukta Morch will make a decision, and we will continue as necessary. We'd been languishing here for 11 months, begging to go to Delhi. We were not permitted. We are presently on our way to Delhi to sell our produce. Our tractors will first travel to Delhi "According to a BKU spokeswoman. 

Earlier, from Thursday night, Delhi Police began clearing barriers placed at the Tikri and Ghazipur borders where farmers were protesting against the Centre's three agricultural legislation. 

As per the visuals, JCB machines were seen dismantling blockades set by the Delhi Police at the farmers' demonstration at Delhi's Tikri border, during a Supreme Court hearing that highlighted how traffic in the region had been blocked by authorities rather than protestors. 

When farmers congregated on several border crossing locations in the city in November last year to protest the Centre's three agricultural laws, the police set up elaborate barriers on the roadways, along with big nails and huge concrete blocks. 

The Supreme Court said on October 21 that farmers have the right to protest, but highways cannot be closed forever. This emerged during a hearing on a petition against a road blockage between Delhi and Noida caused by farmer demonstrations against the three agriculture laws. 

Farmers have been protesting at various locations since November 26 last year against three farm laws: the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. 

Farmer leaders and the Centre have undertaken multiple rounds of discussions, but the impasse continues. 

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