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Overwhelmed by ‘Mahapanchayat’ response, Naresh Tikait to continue protest

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Muzaffarnagar/UP: A day after ‘Bharatiya Kisan Union’ leader, Rakesh Tikait, broke down at Ghazipur, instilling a fear of failing farmers’ protest as government starts to quash protest in full swing, a huge crowd of farmers’ on Friday poured in to attend Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar ‘mahapanchayat’ in support of the BKU led protest against Centre’s contentious ‘farm laws’ in Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

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Overwhelmed by this massive support from the fellow farmers, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait once again refused to budge from the two months long protest and announced to take his fight against the government’s new farm laws till they don’t repeal it.

Where, the BJP-led UP government has ordered all its DMs and SSPs to quash farmers’ protests in the state and vacate Ghaziabad border in 24 hours, all the roads leading to Muzaffarnagar got jammed with farmers pouring in from all over the state.

This sea of people gathered to back protesters at UP Gate in Ghazipur, took over GIC ground near Mahaveer Chowk, on hundreds of tractors decorated with tricolour and flags of farm unions, parked along city roads, disrupting traffic movement.

As Muzaffarnagar became the meeting point for farmers from across the region, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh also announced support for the BKU and his son, party leader Jayant Chaudhary, participated in the ‘mahapanchayat’ too.

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Meanwhile, RLD president and former Union minister, Ajit Singh had reportedly talked to BKU president Naresh Tikait and spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, said the party vice president.

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