Indian Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has said that the Center should not dream of ending the farmers’ strike in two months. Tikait said the protest and the harvest would go together.
Rakesh Tikait threatens to burn crops
The central government should not dream that farmers will stop protesting and return home when it is harvest time. If we are forced to do so, the crops will be set on fire. Do not think that the protest will end in two months. Protest and harvest will go together, Tikait said.
Farmers have been staging a nationwide train boycott strike since February 18 against agricultural laws. The train blockade will last for four hours.
The strike will be held on February 18 Feb from 12 noon to 4 pm. In states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, farmers will block trains extensively. Kerala has been excluded from the strike.
Railway services have been curtailed due to the protests.
Meanwhile, the farmers’ protest is reaching its eighty-fifth day. Many farmers are flocking to the Delhi border in support of the protest.