Farmers Protest: As Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the next call will be for farmers’ march to Parliament, the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the government was committed to double the income of farmers.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers’ next call would be a march to Parliament. “Not just 4 lakh tractors but 40 lakh tractors will go there if farm laws are not taken back,” Tikait had said.
"Government of India was committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare," said Narendra Singh Tomar on Rakesh Tikait's remark.
Even as he said that the discussions were held many times. "If they have a point to raise even now, we're ready to discuss," the Agriculture Minister said on being asked about Rakesh Tikait's remark about 40 lakh tractors march.
Farmers’ protest against farm laws 2020 at Delhi borders has entered its 92nd day while farmers announced a series of programs to intensify their agitation.
These include Pagadi Sambhal Divas, Daman Virodhi Divas, Yuva Kisan Diwas and Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divas.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting against contentious farm laws 2020 i.e. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.