After Muzaffarnagar, the Kisan Mahapanchayat held in Mathura on Saturday, there are indications that this movement has now taken a new turn. The attitude of farmers in Mathura was seen sharper than in Muzaffarnagar. Jayant Chaudhary of RLD, Sanjay Singh of AAP and Sanjay Lather of SPA also reached the event in Naujheel region. Political parties are not missing the opportunity to spoil the caste and caste equations of power. Everyone targeted the BJP, UP and the central government fiercely on the issue of farmers. After Mathura, there is going to be a big mahapanchayat in Baghpat district of Chaudhary Charan Singh, a farmer friendly. From here, BKU President Naresh Tikait will travel to Ghazipur border with Lashkar.
The officers are obviously tense due to the increasing crowds at the border and are trying their best to prevent them from entering into the national capital Delhi. On all the highways going from Meerut and Shamli to Delhi, there are rows of tractor trolleys since late Thursday. More than 50 tractor trolleys are marching towards Delhi on Saturday morning. Ghazipur border is 60-70 km from here.
The result of the high-voltage drama on the Ghazipur border near Delhi on Thursday resulted in the largest gathering of farmers here. Rakesh Tikait’s tears have once again brought a flood of farmers to the movement site. Mukesh Kumar Chahal, a member of the Delhi Bar Council, who lives in Sisauli, says, “For the first time farmers have seen the same image of Mahendra Singh Tikait in Rakesh Tikait”. Till now, old journalists and leaders have been saying this about Rakesh that their political issues often went away after meetings with the Chief Ministers, but this time it did not happen. His emotional appeal added a new energy to the farmers of western UP. SPA president Akhilesh Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal and Priyanka Gandhi are in constant touch with Rakesh Tikait over the phone.