Kisan Kranti Yatra: 70,000 Bhartiya Kisan Union farmers marching to Delhi

The Kisan Kranti yatra started off on September 23 from Haridwar and proceeded to Patanjali Yogpeeth

Raghavi Sharma | The Wire
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Workers and farmers of various unions during a rally at Parliament Street | PHOTO: PTI

Over 70,000 farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab and other parts of North India with a large convoy of tractors and trolleys are marching to Delhi and are scheduled to reach the Kisan ghat in the capital on October 2.
Farmers affiliated to the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) flagged off the ‘Kisan Kranti Yatra’ on September 23 from Haridwar’s Baba Tikait Ghat, named after the legendary leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, who established the BKU in western UP. The march comes 30 years after farmers led by Tikait famously brought Delhi to a standstill for a week, forcing the Rajiv Gandhi government to accept all their demands. It is now led by Naresh Tikait, president of the BKU, and Rakesh Tikait, who is the national spokesperson. The march is BKU’s first major national-level protest since Mahendra Tikait died in 2011.
The march, which is currently on their way to Ghaziabad from Modinagar, is making an attempt to

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First Published: Oct 02 2018 | 10:19 AM IST

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