‘Please focus on our concern’: Rakesh Tikait tweets to US President Biden ahead of meeting with PM Modi | Latest News India

Farmer chief Rakesh Tikait on Friday urged US President Joe Biden to “focus” on the three contentious farm legal guidelines handed by the Centre ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tikait talked about their protest in opposition to the farm legal guidelines and stated tons of of farmers have died throughout their agitation. “Dear @POTUS, we the Indian Farmers are protesting against 3 farm laws brought by PM Modi’s govt. 700 farmers have died in the last 11 months protesting. These black laws should be repealed to save us. Please focus on our concern while meeting PM Modi,” Tikait, the spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), tweeted.

PM Modi, who’s within the United States on a three-day go to, will maintain a bilateral meeting with President Biden on the White House on Friday night—the first in-person meeting between the 2 leaders after the Democrat chief took office on January 20.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union, which is one of the farmer unions protesting in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines, has additionally stated NRI farmers will protest in opposition to PM Modi’s go to to the US. “Tomorrow in Washington DC, NRI farmers will protest against Modi’s US visit,” BKU tweeted on Thursday.

Last week, Tikait stated farmers will proceed to protest at Delhi’s borders until the three controversial agriculture legal guidelines are withdrawn as he alleged a nexus between the central authorities and corporates to “rob” the farmers of their rights. Farmers, Tikait stated, are actually conscious of their rights as he accused the Centre of being insensitive in the direction of farmers and stated time has come for the “farmer warriors to shake the roots of the government”.

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Hundreds of farmers led by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha have been protesting at Delhi’s borders since November final year demanding a rollback of the three farm legal guidelines. Farmers concern these farm legal guidelines will do away with the minimal assist value (MSP) system, leaving them on the mercy of huge firms. The authorities, nevertheless, has maintained that the legal guidelines are pro-farmer and has supplied to amend them. Both sides have held as many as 11 rounds of talks however the deadlock is but to be damaged.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has given a name for a whole Bharat Bandh on September 27 to guarantee all roads, trains, markets and academic establishments will stay closed from 6am to 4pm. Leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha have urged farmers, members of commerce unions and authorities staff to assist the Bharat Bandh name.

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