Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said farm leader Rakesh Tikait will be welcomed if and when he comes to Lucknow, adding that if someone does not follow the rules, they shall be welcomed “accordingly”.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, who has become the face of the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three farm laws, was in Lucknow last month when he warned of a Delhi-like stir in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city. Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — since November against the three contentious farm laws.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that farmers will be welcomed to the state
The warning by Rakesh Tikait, who hails from UP, gains significance as it comes in the backdrop of the state going to polls early next year, giving way to the question if he can throw a spanner in the works the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking at a session of Panchayat Aaj Tak on Friday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that farmers will be welcomed to the state, adding that anyone who tries to break rules will be welcomed “accordingly.”
If someone breaks rules, they will be welcomed accordingly- CM Yogi
“Delhi is the national capital, while Lucknow is the state’s capital. We will have to know the difference between the two first. We will definitely welcome Rakesh Tikait. A farmer will come, he will be welcomed. And if someone breaks rules, they will be welcomed accordingly,” Yogi Adityanath said.
On August 15, we will hoist flag- Rakesh Tikait
Earlier, Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait had warned to turn ‘Lucknow like Delhi’. Speaking exclusively with ABP News, the BKU leader had said that all roads leading to Lucknow will be sealed by farmers after September 5. A dament over continuing the ongoing farmer’s protest, Tikat said that farmers will converge at the Ghazipur border in Delhi on August 14. Farmers will unfurl the Tricolour at the Ghazipur border. “We will go by tractors to Ghazipur border on August 14 and 15. On August 15, we will hoist flag. Tractors from two districts will go,” Rakesh Tekait said.