Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicBharatiya Kisan Union

Topic: Bharatiya Kisan Union

Behind BKU split, tensions between faction ‘sympathetic to BJP’ & Tikaits, ‘who backed opposition’

Bharatiya Kisan Union split again Sunday, with the breakaway faction calling itself BKU (Arajnaitik). This is the eleventh split in the BKU.

This story of kisan-mazdoor tussle in Western UP shows what the farmers’ movement is lacking

The story of Bharatiya Mazdoor Union shows the ‘bhaichara’ missing between kisan and mazdoor to make today's farmers' agitation successful.

SKM will visit Uttarakhand, UP, Punjab to speak with farmers, Rakesh Tikait says

The BKU leader Monday said that a big panchayat will be organised in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar on 5 September to interact with farmers over government's policies and work.

Centre should not put conditions to resume talks with protesting farmers: BKU leader Tikait

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had asserted the new laws would bring revolutionary changes, and the government was ready to talks to the protestors.

‘Silence’ of govt indicates it is planning steps against farmers’ agitation, says Tikait

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait stressed that the Centre will have to come forward with a proposal for talks to resume with farmers who 'will not step back till a solution is found'.

The liberal dilemma on Rakesh Tikait — overlook Muzaffarnagar riots or future under Modi

By saving the farmers' protest from the clutches of a violent Republic Day rally and taking on the Adityanath govt in UP, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has left Indian liberals in a fix.

BKU (Lok Shakti) re-launches stir against farm laws day after withdrawing protest

BKU (Lok Shakti) chief Thakur Sheoraj Singh Bhati called on the union's supporters to reach Ghazipur border where BKU members are staying put.

Gurnam Chaduni — Haryana farm leader facing action by unions for reaching out to politicians

Chaduni met Congress & AAP leaders to get them to join hands with the farmers’ agitation, but the protesters have long held that their movement is apolitical.

Farmers prepared to protest till May 2024, says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

At a press conference in Nagpur, Tikait also said the opposition parties in the country were weak and that is why farmers had to start this agitation against the Centre's new laws.

‘Will stand with farmers & Punjab’ — farmer leader Bhupinder Mann quits SC farm laws panel

In a short press statement released Thursday, Mann said he was ‘ready to sacrifice any position so as not to compromise the interest of Punjab and farmers of the country’. 

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.