- Electricity cut off at night on Ghazipur-Ghaziabad border, deployment of the police force in a large number.
- In the middle of the night, senior police officers had also reached the farmers’ dharna, later returned.
- Sudden policy activism led to speculation of the early arrest of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.
- Tikait has issued a statement saying that the government should stop scaring, the police are trying to spread panic.
After a sudden increase in the police force at the Ghazipur border at night and Electricity of the sit-in site, there was an increase in the possibility of late-night police action. Many police and administrative officers from Ghaziabad also reached the spot at around midnight after the deployment of a large number of police forces. However, they have now returned, but heavy police force deployment continues.
Will Tikait be arrested?
The presence of Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at the picket site also speculated that preparations were being made to arrest him at night. An FIR has also been registered against Tikait in connection with the violence during the tractor rally of farmers on Republic Day in Delhi. Due to this, the sword of arrest is hanging on the nominated farmer leaders in the FIR, including Tikait.
Tikait said – Stop scaring
On the other hand, Rakesh Tikait has made the act of cut Electricity and spread fear. He has issued a statement saying that the Electricity of the protesting farmers has been cut. Tikait said that the government should stop scaring. He alleged that many police forces are being deployed and trying to spread panic by cutting power.
Farmer movement weakened after tractor rally violence?
The violence during the tractor rally on Republic Day shows the farmers’ movement becoming weak. Two farmer organizations have now distanced themselves from it. Questions are being raised about the future of the campaign. However, Tikait and Samyukta Kisan Morcha have said that the farmers’ movement will continue. Protesting farmers also fear police action after the tractor rally violence.
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, VM Singh, the head of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, announced on the Ghazipur border that his organization was breaking away from the existing Kisan agitation. Apart from them, the Indian Farmers Union-Bhanu has also distanced itself from the peasant movement.