Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the people that will be stuck in the February 6 'chakka jaam' will be given food and water. "We will tell them what is the government doing with us," he added. "There'll be a three-hour-long 'chakka jaam'...it won't take place in Delhi but everywhere outside the city," Tikait further said.
Thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr on Wednesday started a 'padyatra' towards the Ghazipur border with water and ration for the protesting farmers there as the water supply to the border has been disrupted. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Tikait) leader Mangeram Tyagi said, "If the government stops water supply to protesting farmers, we will take it from our villages."
The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Thursday said it will not support the farmer unions' nationwide 'chakka jam' in protest against the Centre's three farm laws on February 6. "Now, the protest at all the borders of Delhi is very much political and it's clearly visible that this has become political propaganda," BKS General Secretary Badri Narayan Choudhary said.
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday requested the farmers to call off the 'chakka jam' that is planned for February 6 and asked them to come forward for a dialogue. "The common public should not experience sorrow and difficulty," he said when he asked the farmers to cancel their plans for blockage of roads on Saturday.
Haven’t named anybody in FIR, clarifies Delhi Police
After reports claimed that an FIR has been filed against environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Delhi Police said, "We haven't named anybody in the FIR, it's only against the creators of toolkit which is a matter of investigation." This comes after she tweeted a toolkit on farmers' protest, which had details on how to protest against the farm laws globally.
Putting concrete walls at protest sites won't help: Devegowda
Former PM and Janata Dal (Secular) MP HD Devegowda on Thursday condemned the violence during farmers' protest on Republic Day. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, he said, "The Centre's decision to put concrete walls at protest sites won't help. The government must end the matter peacefully." Devegowda added that the farmers aren't responsible for the violence and shouldn't be punished.