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Will not negotiate with the govt under pressure: BKU chief Rakesh Tikait

Jan 31, 2021 15:43 IST

After Prime Minister Modi at an all-party meeting reiterated government’s proposal to the farmers- to take the Centre’s offer and deliberate, the farmers are standing their ground.

Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait thanked the PM for acting as a link between the farmers and the Centre, but in the same breath refused to negotiate on the government’s terms. Tikait urged for the arrested farmers to be freed and said that they will not compromise under pressure.

"With respect to the PM, we want a solution to the issue of farmers. However, we will not hold talks with the government at gunpoint. Farmers are ready to hold talks only if the Centre does not put prior conditions in front of us", the farmer leader said. 

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