'Government Offices Will Turn Into Grain Markets': Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

The BKU chief warned the government of consequences if they tried to remove protesters from Delhi borders forcibly.

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Edited By :Saundarya Talwar

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait on Sunday, 31 October, warned the government of consequences if they tried to remove protesters from the borders of Delhi forcibly. He said that the farmers would turn government offices all over the country into grain markets.

In his tweet, the farmer leader states that the farmers will turn government offices into “galla mandis” in case of an attempt to remove them from the borders by force.


This statement comes two days after the removal of the cemented blocks and barricades by the Delhi Police from the Ghazipur and Tikri borders. The area was shut since the farmers’ protests started. Commuters had been citing inconvenience while travelling.

The Supreme Court had earlier stated that the protesting farmers were not responsible for the inconvenience caused. Instead, it was the responsibility of the authorities.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting the Centre’s farm laws since 26 November 2020 at the Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders. They claim that the three laws enacted last year are against their interest, while the Centre has been saying that they are pro-farmer.

Even after several rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers, the conflict remains, and the protest continues.

(With inputs from NDTV)

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