New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that the former is becoming like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who punishes anyone who goes against him.
The farmer leader also criticised the Centre for rising inflation and pushing the people to face severe hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tikait said that said if someone raises his voice against the ruling BJP government, they are punished and compared the incumbent Narendra Modi-powered NDA government with the dictatorial regime in North Korea.
He said that speaking against ‘Raja’ makes you worthy of punishments.
“Inflation has increased so much. If anyone raises his voice against the government, he is punished. Speaking against the `Raja` means getting punished. Is he the `Raja`? He is becoming like Kim Jong Un so that no one can raise his voice,” Tikait said in a tweet in Hindi.
महंगाई इतनी बढ़ी है। अगर किसी ने सरकार के खिलाफ आवाज उठा दी तो उसको सजा मिलेगी। राजा के खिलाफ़ बोलना मतलब सजा का हकदार है वो। राजा हैं क्या ये? ये तो किम जोंग उन बन रहे हैं कि दूसरा कोई बोल ही न सके। #जीतेगा_किसान
— Rakesh Tikait (@RakeshTikaitBKU) June 1, 2021
Pressing for the repeal of the three controversial farm laws, Tikait said, “The power of the country is not tolerating a word against itself, but this government will withdraw all the three agricultural laws and will also make a law on MSP…”
देश की सत्ता अपने खिलाफ एक शब्द को बर्दास्त नहीं कर रही, लेकिन यही सरकार तीनों कृषि कानूनों को वापस लेगी और MSP पर कानून भी बनाएगी ..।#FarmersProtests
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— Rakesh Tikait (@RakeshTikaitBKU) June 2, 2021
It is to be mentioned that the farmers – mainly from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh – have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws: 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.
So far, several rounds of negotiations have been held between the farmers and the Centre but the efforts have failed to break the deadlock.