The farmers today displayed a massive show of strength with a mahapanchayat at Kandela village in Jind district, further boosting their agitation for repeal of the three laws.
Calling for a “wapsi” (withdrawal) of the laws, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait indirectly warned the Modi government that it could lose its “gaddi” (power) if the agitation continued. “We have so far talked about ‘law wapsi’. What will you do if we call for gaddi wapsi (removal from power)?” he said.
The Delhi Police have announced a cash reward of Rs1 lakh for anyone who can give information leading to the arrest of Deep Sidhu and three others in connection with the Republic Day violence in the national Capital. TNS
Tikait said there would be no change in the committee of farmer representatives holding talks with the government.
On the government setting up multiple layers of barricades on the Delhi borders, Tikait said: “When the king is scared, he secures the fortress. The fortification is not going to deter us from moving ahead.”