Images and videos of Rakesh Tikait lying in the waterlogged area, as a mark of protest, are going viral. Check out below.
Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesman Rakesh Tikait and his supporters staged a protest and sat on a waterlogged migration route in Ghazipur, near the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border. The constant downpour in Delhi-NCR caused flooding at the Ghazipur border and destroyed tents and other makeshift structures set up by farmers protesting the three agricultural laws.
New Delhi experienced heavy rains on Sunday that caused flooding in various parts of the city, including on the Ghazipur border. The protesting farmers blamed the authorities for not cleaning up the pipelines at the Ghazipur border which led to the flooding.
Images of Rakesh Tikait lying in the flooded area in protest go viral.
BKU spokesman Rakesh Tikait continued the protest as he sat on the waterlogged stretch of road. We demanded that the drains going to Delhi from here be cleaned up, but the concerned authorities never paid attention to it, “said BKU media official Dharmendra Malik. at the PTI.
“Now the protesting farmers have seen all three seasons (winter, summer, and rains). Farmers are not going to be afraid of anything now,” Malik said.
Farmers protested against three “controversial” laws, namely the Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Law of 2020, the Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) Law of 2020 on Agricultural prices and services insurance, and the Essential Products Act (Amendment) Act of 2020 since November 26, 2020, at Delhi borders.
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