Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait has mentioned that he is not going to contest elections and proceed to battle for the farmers. Responding to a query requested by India TV reporter Archana Singh, Tikat mentioned, “I’ve no plans to go to Parliament, as an alternative I’ll work for enactment of legal guidelines for farmers’ curiosity from highway.”
Tikait mentioned that farmers are being educated how one can use social media platforms. “They’re getting coaching to make use of social media…posts would be the shared on social media websites each day from (Delhi) borders to inform the reality,” he mentioned.
“Our battle is just not solely towards the federal government, however towards the forces which might be attempting to weaken the farmers motion,” he mentioned when requested about crowds at protest web site slowly scaling down.
Tikait, 51, is the spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union. He has been a part of the core group of farmer leaders who’ve been holding talks with the federal government over the farm legal guidelines.
Backed by Congress, Tikait had unsuccessfully contested the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Meeting elections from Khatauli seat. Within the 2014 common elections, Tikait fought on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Amroha Lok Sabha seat. He had secured lower than 1 per cent votes.