New Delhi, January 31
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Naresh Tikait on Sunday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ and has said the farmers respect Prime Minister’s statement on continuing talks and that his dignity will be protected.
“We don’t want the government or Parliament to bow down to us but we will protect farmers’ self-respect too,” the farmer leader said.
The BKU president said he believed violence on January 26 was a result of conspiracy and should be probed comprehensively.
“We will never let anyone dishonour the Tricolour and will always keep it high,” Tikait said over the Red Fort incident on Republic Day.
The government should release our men and prepare a platform for talks, the BKU president said, adding that he hoped that a middle way was found. PTI