Rakesh Tikait continues sit-in protest at waterlogged road in Delhi
New Delhi : Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait and his supporters continued their sit-in protest on a waterlogged flyway stretch at Ghazipur on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, despite heavy rainfall that damaged their tents and other structures.
On Saturday, Ghazipur flyway was flooded with water after heavy downpour in the Delhi-NCR region.
"BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait continued the protest while sitting on the waterlogged road stretch. We have been demanding that the drains going towards Delhi from here be cleaned but the authorities concerned never paid heed to it," BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said.
With excess water stopping on the road, many tents, temporary shelters and langars were damaged.
"Now the protesting farmers have seen all three seasons (winter, summer and rains). The farmers are not going to get scared by anything now," said Mr Malik.
The farmers have been protesting against the new Farm bill since November 2020 with a demand that the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 be rolled back and a new law made to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for crops.