Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said that a case must be filed against policemen who attacked farmers in Punjab and Haryana. Not only this, the Haryana government should also be sacked. The police, who attacked the farmers going through the National Highway to Delhi, were behaving like goons.
In protest against the agricultural laws, BKU and farmers jammed the highway on Friday and camped at the toll plaza under the leadership of Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bakiu. Rakesh Tikait led a convoy of farmers and workers from Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut, Saharanpur, and leaving for Delhi from tractor trolleys at around 11 am on Saturday. During this, Tikait attacked the Haryana government fiercely.
Tikait said that the Haryana Police tried to stop by lathi-charge and attack with water cannons on farmers of Punjab and Haryana traveling Delhi. The National Highway falls under the centre. Haryana Police had the right to stop the farmers by closing the highway. Pits were dug on the road to prevent farmers from going to Delhi. This was the hooliganism of the police.
He also said that the agricultural law is a law destroying farmers. This will harm the farmers as well as the public will have to bear the brunt of inflation. Due to shopping and stock discount, big traders will buy the crop and put the stock and after finishing the goods from the market, they will sell their jewellery by black marketing. This law is going to affect the pocket of the public as well.
Police-administration was alert to get the farmers across the border of Meerut. When the convoy exited the toll plaza, the police force was moving ahead to keep the traffic system in order. There was another farmer on the highway and there was traffic on the other side. Meanwhile, there was a problem of jam at many places.
BKU leader VijaypalGhopla joined the convoy with supporters on BigBite located on the Pratapur bypass. After the convoy departed from Mohiuddinpur, there was a huge jam from ParatapurTirahe to Kadrabad. The vehicles coming from the wrong direction caused further jams. Police diverted the route and controlled the jam.