Uttar Pradesh

Kisan morcha to hold ‘big panchayat’ in Muzaffarnagar on September 5

Farmers’ body terms it ‘mission U.P.’ and ‘mission Uttarakhand’

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a body of farmer unions leading protests around the national capital for the last eight months, on Monday announced it would hold a “big panchayat” in Muzaffarnagar on September 5.

Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, made the announcement in Lucknow as part of the morcha’’ plans of intensifying the stir in States. The morcha termed it as the “mission U.P.” and “mission Uttarakhand”.

Mr. Tikait said the campaign would entail intensifying the stir and reaching out to farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab which go to the polls early 2022.

“This movement will start from there,” Mr. Tikait said.

Issuing a threat to the U.P. government, Mr. Tikait said if it did not work in the interests of the farmers, the morcha would also blockade Lucknow.

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