Farmers' Protest: BJP tweets controversial cartoon ahead of 'Mission UP', Rakesh Tikait reacts
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait reacts to BJP cartoon row saying farmers are coming to Lucknow on August 6, will protest if the government doesn’t listen to farmers.
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has responded to the controversial cartoon tweeted by UP BJP official Twitter handle on Thursday and has said that those tweeting while sitting in offices don't have the basic knowledge.
UP BJP Tweets Controversial Cartoon Against Farmers' Protest
Tikait has also said that he will be again coming to Lucknow on August 6 and if the government doesn't listen to the demand of the farmers then a protest will have to be launched.
The cartoon which was tweeted by UP BJP official Twitter handle on Thursday showed a 'Bahuhali' telling another man to be alert as he is going to Lucknow where Yogi ji is sitting who not just takes action but also puts up posters. The caption of the cartoon says 'O Bhai Zara Sambhal Kar Jaiyo Lucknow Me…" (Please beware while going to Lucknow).
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Speaking to News18, Tikait said, "The BJP has a huge fund for advertisements. Their people are sitting in the office and tweeting, but do not know the ground. They should also tweet on how much wheat was purchased. They should tweet on sugarcane also whether the payment was done or not. Also, they should tweet on whether Mayawati increased the rate more or Akhilesh increased it or Yogi increased it. So we will also feel that they are taking cognizance. Farmer is committing suicide here. They should tweet this too."
Speaking on any kind of protests in Lucknow, Tikait said, "We will definitely come to Lucknow. If the government does not listen, there will be agitation. Will hold a meeting in Lucknow. If they don't let us come, then we will sit on the road. I will come again to Lucknow on 6th August. I have seen cartoons. If they do this with the farmer, what will the farmer do with them? Everyone has their idea of what they will do. This is a 'Company Rule', there is no BJP government. If there was a BJP government, it would have spoken to us.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has attacked BJP over the controversial cartoon and has said that the cartoon shows what exactly BJP thinks of our farmers.
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