‘BJP is trying to get me killed,’ says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait – The New Indian Express



MEERUT: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) National Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Friday accused the BJP of plotting to have him killed.

Tikait recently called the ink attack on him in Karnataka a “well-planned plot”.

“The government wants me killed to break up the Tikait family and the sangathan (union). But that will never happen,” he said.

Tikait was addressing a BKU review meeting at Dharmeshwari farm in Jangethi village of Meerut district.

He said that just as Mahatma Gandhi was shot by “conspirators”, the people who speak out for the country and the farmers of the country are the targets of the “conspirators”.

“If one Tikait is injured, then hundreds of thousands of Tikait are ready to raise the Inquilabi flag across the country,” he said.

Targeting the BJP-led central government, he said the government was trying to disrupt the unity of the BKU, but it could not because of its unity.

Tikait also denounced the BJP-led government of Uttar Pradesh saying it should talk to the farmers and find a solution to their problems.

He said the chief minister is the chief minister of the people of the whole state and not just of his own party, and that he should engage with farmers without discrimination.


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