BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar, accused by the farmers protesting on the Ghazipur border of attempting to disrupt their agitation together with his supporters, has made controversial remarks in opposition to influential farmer chief Rakesh Tikait, who has been main the protest in opposition to the centre’s three agriculture legal guidelines on the UP-Delhi border.
The lawmaker, who has denied the farmers’ accusation, mentioned he’s a “larger farmer” than the Bharatiya Kisan Union chief as a result of he owns extra land than him. He additionally made a private assault at Mr Tikait, alleging that he “has heard that Mr Tikait goes wherever for simply Rs 2,000”.
“I’m a farmer myself. Rakesh Tikait isn’t a much bigger farmer than me. He would not personal even half the land I personal. Tikait ought to apologise. You can not divide farmers within the nation. Historical past will keep in mind them,” he advised reporters.
Nand Kishore Gujar , the @BJP4UP MLA from Ghaziabad , accused by farmers of attempting to interrupt up the Ghazipur protest final week (he denies) assaults @RakeshTikaitBKU , saying the BKU chief isn’t a much bigger farmer than him . and extra … pic.twitter.com/wUBEs31Vc5
— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) February 3, 2021
Requested if he had tried to interrupt the agitation and incited his supporters to be violent, Mr Gurjar as soon as once more denied having gone to the protest web site. “Who says this can be a farmers’ protest. You go and see; 4 individuals of a political get together are sitting there. Is that this a farmers’ protest? Immediately, solely political employees are sitting there; they are often farmers, they are often labourers,” Mr Gurjar mentioned.
Mr Tikait had cried on digital camera whereas speaking to reporters final week after the farmers had been requested by the native administration to clear the realm. He had alleged a conspiracy to interrupt the protest by power. He had, nevertheless, refused to budge.
“I respect Tikait’s household, however individuals used to say about Rakesh Tikait that he would go wherever for Rs 2,000. It is vitally unlucky. He mustn’t do it. The place are you taking the agitation? Tomorrow you’ll say that terrorists have come to kill you. Manufacturing riots – this isn’t a superb factor,” he added.
Mr Tikait’s breaking down on digital camera appears to have galvanised his supporters within the farmer neighborhood in western Uttar Pradesh. There have been huge Mahapanchayats or conferences within the area, and hundreds are reported to have reached or planning to achieve the protest web site close to Delhi.
The Delhi Police, anticipating an inflow of protesters, has fortified its positions on the three principal protest websites – Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri – with metallic barricades, concrete boulders, barbed wires and spikes embedded in roads to cease tractors.
The Delhi Police on Tuesday mentioned the unprecedented preparations have been made to avert a Republic Day-like state of affairs, when hundreds of protesters had barged into the nationwide capital on tractors and clashed with the safety personnel.