Rakesh Tikait – the wannabe politician masquerading as a farmer union leader, after only recently revealing that the protesting farmers have an alliance with organizations in 73 countries, has now threatened to gherao the seat of Indian democracy with 40 lakh tractors if the demands of repealing the three revolutionary farm laws are not met by the Modi government. The threat comes in the backdrop of alleged farmers wreaking havoc across the national capital on January 26 under the guise of what was claimed to be a ‘peaceful’ tractor parade. As it appears, the fake farmers now plan to target the Indian Parliament after desecrating the Red Fort.
Tikait was addressing the Kisan Mahapanchayat of United Kisan Morcha in Sikar, Rajasthan on Tuesday. “This time the call will be for parliament gherao. We will announce it and then march towards Delhi. This time 40 lakh tractors will be there instead of four lakh tractors,” he said. He called upon the farmers to be ready as the call for ”Delhi march” can be given at any time by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha leadership. In another bizarre threat, Tikait said that the protesting farmers would plough the parks near India Gate and grow crops there.
But that is not where Tikait stopped. In fact, the man who already faces multiple criminal charges, including the stringent UAPA, has also threatened to demolish the storage godowns of “big companies” if the farmers’ demands of repealing the farm reforms and implementation of MSP are not met. Interestingly, the MSP for essential crops being given to the farmers of the country has grown by leaps and bounds under the Modi government.
There is no doubt that the sole motive of the pro-socialist ‘agitation’ of the ‘farmers’ is to stoke violence in the country, defame it internationally and also to destabilise the Modi government, which of late has adopted a strategy of being a proponent of the free market ideology. While the number of tractors which entered Delhi on January 26 was in the thousands, for Tikait to threaten India’s parliament with 40 lakh tractors is yet another testimony of how union leaders like him are at the forefront of effectuating chaos in the country.
Interestingly, Rakesh Tikait had in June last year come out in wholehearted support of the three revolutionary farm laws, which he and his union are now up in arms against. Hailing the reforms, Tikait had said that the reforms represented the fulfilment of a long-standing wish of India’s farmers. The same man instigated violence in the national capital against the reforms on Republic Day, and is now threatening to do the same again in the country’ parliament premises. There is no reason now for Tikait to be allowed to roam around freely, and he must immediately be picked up by UP Police and thrown behind bars. An example must be set out of the man, so that a message is sent across that threatening the seat of Indian democracy can have severe consequences, even if one is filthy rich and holds assets worth Rs. 80 crores.