New Delhi : Tensions increased at Delhi’s Ghazipur border Thursday after the administration in neighbouring UP’s Ghaziabad district issued orders for protesting farmers to vacate the site by night. The police have shown strict attitude against the agitators on the Ghazipur border. High voltage drama took place here on Thursday.
By evening, as police in anti-riot gear started spreading out at the site, the protesters camped there and their leaders, including BKU’s Rakesh Tikait, said they would not leave. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait became emotional while talking to the media. Tikait cried, accusing the police administration of wrongdoing. After this, Tikait became adamant and clearly said that he is not going to leave. The effect of Tikait’s tear was seen in Muzaffarnagar.
A large number of supporters of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait reached his house in Sisauli village. Slogans were raised in his support here. These supporters got angry after Tikait was emotional. Here the farmer leader Naresh Tikait addressed the panchayat. After the panchayat, Naresh Tikait has announced that a mahapanchayat will be convened at the Government Inter College in Muzaffarnagar City by 11 am today. A large number of farmers will gather here. A further strategy will be made in this panchayat. It is being said that a big decision can be taken tomorrow.
Significantly, Balian Khap is the largest khap panchayat of Jats in western UP and its president is Naresh Tikait. Naresh Tikait is the elder brother of Rakesh Tikait.
By evening, the farmer and Rakesh Tikait himself seemed to agree that the agitation would end at night. The administration of Ghaziabad was also confident about this. Women of Tikait’s family had went to meet him, but Rakesh Tikait’s attitude changed after meeting the police and administration officials.
He was seen crying in front of the media. He even threatened to commit suicide and announced that he would not drink water until the people of his village brought water for him. The impact of this threat of Tikait was seen in his village Sisauli in Muzaffarnagar. Bharatiya Kisan Union President Naresh Tikait, who was announcing the end of the agitation in the afternoon, called the panchayat at night.