While speaking to ANI, Rakesh Tikait said: “Parliament is only 150 meters from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there.
When asked about arrangements to address situations like January 26 Red fortress violence Tikait said: “What do we have to do with vandalism? Are we criminals?”
Tikait is moving towards the Singhu border where farmers will gather from all the demonstration sites and then move to Delhi to celebrate ‘Kisan Sansad’ in Jantar Mantar. While speaking to ANI, Rakesh Tikait said that they will carry out ‘Kisan Sansad’ in Jantar Mantar and will also monitor Parliament’s proceedings.
“I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will depart for the Singhu border and then go to Jantar Mantar. We will celebrate ‘Kisan Sansad’ in Jantar Mantar. We will follow Parliament’s procedures,” said the BKU leader.
Meanwhile, strong security measures are being deployed at the Singhu border and Tikri border in view of farmers’ protests against Jantar Mantar in the middle of the monsoon session of Parliament.
Farmers have been allowed to protest in Jantar Mantar with a limited number not exceeding 200 people by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six people for the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am to 5 pm every day.
Farmers have been protesting across the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted agricultural laws. So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Center and peasant leaders to break the deadlock between the two sides.