The hypocrisy of BKU (Bharatiya Kisan Union) President Naresh Tikait has been brought out in the open by Zee News through its sting operation. It has been revealed that Tikait who was instigating so-called farmers by stating that they were about to lose their lands, was caught on camera leasing out his farmlands for profits.
Tikait brothers fuelled protests
While on the one hand, farmer protests going on since November 2020 have affected the common man’s life, on the other, farmer leaders are enriching themselves even as they instigate so-called farmers to cause disruption in the name of protests. The true face of these farmer-leaders has now come out in the open through Operation Tikait.
The pandemic has brought untold miseries upon the common man and add to that the blockade of the national capital by andolanjeevis which has only increased the woes of the common public.
These farmer protest sites have also become a hub of flesh trade, alcohol, and drugs. That these protests are nothing but a subversion of democracy was highlighted by the republic day violence and death chants for PM.
The Tikait brothers, Naresh and Rakesh, are running the show as the BKU is totally under their control. Rakesh is the BKU spokesperson while his elder brother Naresh is the president. They have been issuing ultimatums to the government to roll back the farm laws.
Hypocrisy of Tikait revealed
It has now come to light that all this talk of farmers’ rights is merely an eyewash. The Tikait brothers have been claiming that they are fighting a battle to ‘save the annadatas’. However, their hollowness and hypocrisy are now out in the open for all to see. The so-called annadatas should see how the Tikait brothers have been saying one thing and doing just the opposite.
Two Zee News reports met Naresh Tikait disguised as businessmen who want to set up a jaggery factory and are on the lookout for land for the same. When the undercover Zee News reporters reached Muzaffarnagar’s Sisauli, they could only meet Naresh Tikait as Rakesh wasn’t present there.
Naresh Tikait offered to obtain sugarcane from local farmers at less than the MSP (Minimum Support Price) on a secret camera. The same Tikait, however, has been instigating farmers saying that the farmers wouldn’t be getting MSP under the new farm laws.
It also came to light that Tikait was ready to sell the sugarcane at low rates to private companies even though they’ve been opposing corporates. Similarly, Tikait was ready to lease out his land to earn profits even as they’ve been warning farmers of the imminent ‘take over’ of their lands.
The sting operation reveals that Naresh Tikait is ready to lease out his land to a person who he believes to be a businessman as long as Tikait gets the right price for his land. On public platforms, the Tikait brothers denounce the farm laws stating that the lands of the farmers would pass into the hands of businessmen and corporates. Tikait is ready to deal privately with those he opposes publicly.
It must be mentioned here that nowhere does the farm laws say that the farmers would be ousted from their lands. Yet, these leaders constantly scare the farmers using falsehoods while they themselves are ready to give their lands to businessmen.
The hypocrisy of Tikait is on record for all to see and it is now crystal clear that protests against farm laws are only a way to blackmail the government to accede to their demands. There appears to be a sinister political agenda at play and the hands of vested interests running the show cannot be ruled out.
Probably, so-called farmers’ leaders want to secure their positions by keeping the farmers in perpetual fear, and what can be a better way to do this than turn them against the government by showing demons where there are none.
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