The Indian Farmers Union (BKU) official said on Saturday that farmer leader Rakesh Tikait would visit five states in March.
The official said that Mr. Tikait, the national spokesperson of BKU and a prominent face of opposition from farmers, will start the tour from March 1.
BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said, “Farmers’ meetings will be held in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, while there will also be two meetings in Uttar Pradesh in March.”
Two meetings will be held in Rajasthan and three in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Malik said that the last three meetings in Karnataka would be held on March 20, 21 and 22.
He said that a program is scheduled in Telangana on 6 March, but due to some elections in the state, we have not yet got permission for it. If the permission is granted, the meeting in Telangana will be as per schedule.
Since November, thousands of farmers have camped at Delhi’s border points in Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur to repeal the controversial farm laws enacted in September last year and guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) on crops.
Mr. Tikait is leading the protest in Ghazipur.
The government, which has held 11 rounds of formal talks with opposing agricultural unions, says the law is pro-farmer.