New Delhi: As the farmers’ agitation against the newly passed agricultural laws by the Center entered its 50th day on Thursday, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait wondered if a government can hold office for five years, why can’t the farmers’ protest go on for the same period of time.
He said this while responding to a question on the proposed duration of the agitation.
“If the government can function for five years, why can’t the movement go on? We respect the Supreme Court’s decision but are not happy with the committee (set by the apex court). Our movement will continue till the government withdraws the farm laws,” he said.
Speaking on the preparations for programs planned by the farmers on January 26 on the occasion of Republic Day, Tikait said they have started procuring tricolors.
“Our preparations for the January 26 event are complete. We will have a meeting to see where we can hold the parade in Delhi,” he said.
Camping at protest sites near Delhi’s borders for around 50 days now, braving severe cold and dense fog, farmers on Thursday asserted that their stir against the new agriculture laws will intensify in the coming days.