An undated video of Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait has gone viral, whereby he’s seen asking and interesting to his supporters to be armed with lathis for the Republic Day tractor rally, and be ready to save lots of their land. Within the video, Tikait might be heard saying “The federal government isn’t listening. Come together with your sticks and flags.” After a pause, Tikait is asking his supporters to ‘perceive his phrases, come together with tiranga atop lathis’.
On being requested in regards to the viral video, the BKU spokesperson stated, “We stated convey your personal sticks. Please present me a flag and not using a stick, I’ll settle for my mistake.”
We stated convey your personal sticks. Please present me a flag and not using a stick, I’ll settle for my mistake: Rakesh Tikait on viral video the place he was seen interesting to his supporters to be armed with lathis https://t.co/LKw8ihVmtE
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2021
After the video went viral, Rakesh Tikait has now distanced himself from the violence and Crimson Fort incident throughout the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day. Those that created violence and unfurled flags on the fort should pay for his or her deeds, Tikait stated.
Uneducated folks have been driving tractors who didn’t know the paths of Delhi, alleged Tikait.
“Uneducated folks have been driving tractors, they didn’t know the paths of Delhi. Administration advised them the way in which in the direction of Delhi. They went to Delhi and returned house. A few of them unknowingly deflected in the direction of Crimson Fort. Police guided them to return they usually returned,” Tikait stated.
“Those that created violence and unfurled flags at Crimson Fort should pay for his or her deeds. For the final two months, a conspiracy is happening in opposition to a selected group. This isn’t a motion of Sikhs, however farmers. Our points stay the identical and our protest will proceed,” he added.
Commenting on the allegations of farmer unions that Punjabi actor-singer-activist Deep Sidhu directed youth to maneuver in the direction of the Crimson Fort, Tikait stated, “Deep Sidhu isn’t a Sikh, he’s a employee of the BJP. There’s a image of him with the Prime Minister. It is a motion of farmers and can stay so. Some folks should go away this place immediately- those that broke barricading won’t ever be part of the motion.”
What Rakesh Tikait stated on January 26
As experiences of violence by farmers, who didn’t comply with the marked route for his or her tractor march on Republic Day, surfaced, Tikait on Tuesday stated there are folks from political events who’re making an attempt to malign the agitation in opposition to new farm legal guidelines. Tikait had additionally known as upon farmers to keep up self-discipline.
“We all know the people who find themselves making an attempt to create a disturbance, they’ve been recognized. There are folks from political events who’re making an attempt to malign the agitation,” Tikait stated.
He stated these indulging in violence will not be farmers.
“Farmers ought to preserve self-discipline and perform parade on the designated route. If some folks have forgotten the route and entered Delhi, they need to attain the location of the protest,” he stated.
The tractor parade on Tuesday, which was to focus on the calls for of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri legal guidelines, dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the town, as tens of hundreds of protesters broke by means of obstacles, fought with police, overturned autos, and hoisted a spiritual flag from the ramparts of the long-lasting Crimson Fort.
In the meantime, the Delhi Police have registered 22 FIRs thus far in reference to the violence that broke out throughout the farmers’ tractor parade within the nationwide capital leaving over 300 policemen injured, officers stated on Wednesday.
An official stated a number of movies and CCTV footage are being scanned to determine farmers concerned within the violence on Tuesday and that strict motion shall be taken in opposition to the culprits.
Safety has been beefed up in a number of locations throughout the nationwide capital particularly on the Crimson Fort and farmer protest websites, with the deployment of further paramilitary forces following the violence.