BJP and RSS behind violence against farmers at Singhu: BKU president Rajewal

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal on Saturday said BJP and RSS were behind Friday’s stone-pelting incident on farmers at Singhu border.

He also said that the farmers’ protest against Narendra Modi government’s new agri laws that suffered a hit in the aftermath of the Republic Day protest, had revived and would continue till it was taken to its logical conclusion.

Addressing the press in Chandigarh, Rajewal credited UP peasant leader Rakesh Tikait, saying his emotional appeal to keep the protest afloat had worked wonders.

“We are thankful to Tikait sahib and we will invite him to Punjab and honour him,” Rajewal said.

He also appealed to the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to ensure the agitation remained peaceful.

“After the Red Fort incident, the agitation suffered for a day and a half. It picked up again after that. We should know that we are able to put more pressure on the government if we continue to ensure peace. If we get provoked and react, remember that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will win. Do not get provoked. I know a lot is being done by the Centre, the BJP and RSS to provoke farmers,” he added.