Rakesh Tikait said this as he met visiting groups of supporters from Gujarat and Maharashtra at Ghazipur on the Delhi-UP border where he has been camping along with his supporters since November.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said he will soon be visiting Gujarat to drum up support for the movement against the Centre’s contentious farm laws.
He said this as he met visiting groups of supporters from Gujarat and Maharashtra at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border where he has been camping along with his supporters since November.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson also claimed that farmers will eventually not be able to take any part of their farm produce because the new laws will favour only the corporations.
Citing an example, he said, “The milk produced in villages cost around ₹ 20-22 per litre but when it reaches cities through corporations, it costs consumers anywhere above ₹ 50 per litre.”
“Now the corporations are building large storage houses and warehouses to store foodgrains and once there will be shortage in market, they will sell it at rates of their choice,” Mr Tikait said, according to a statement issued by the BKU.
“We will not let such a situation arise. We are only concerned about this and will not let corporate control crops in the country,” he said.
Mr Tikait was presented with a “charkha” (spinning wheel) by the visiting group from Gandhidham in Gujarat.