Tejashwi Yadav reaches Bihar meeting driving a tractor

Tejashvi Yadav

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav on Monday drove a tractor to reach the Bihar meeting, in an expression of solidarity with these opposing the farm legal guidelines and protest towards spiralling rise in costs of petrol, diesel and cooking gasoline.

The chief of the opposition additionally flayed the Nitish Kumar authorities within the state for retaining mum on the problem of oil worth rise and claimed that agriculturists in Bihar had been typically compelled to promote their produce at charges lower than half of the MSPs due to the abolition of APMCs.

Yadav’s tractor journey, through which he was joined by some social gathering colleagues together with RJD nationwide basic secretary and MLA Alok Mehta, started at his residence, proper throughout the highway from the chief minister’s bungalow.

“We expect a proper statement from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the skyrocketing prices of oil which he has acknowledged but stopped short of commenting on. He must also explain what have the farmers gained by the abolition of agricultural produce market committees (APMCs) in Bihar. Many cultivators are forced to sell their produce for Rs 700-800 as against the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1800,” Yadav advised reporters.

He additionally expressed disappointment over the Speakers rejection of their proposal to mourn, on the ground of the House, the demise of greater than 260 farmers who’ve died in the middle of the agitations and mentioned, his tractor journey was aimed toward reminding the powers that the much-used slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” sought to accord the identical respect to agriculturists as troopers guarding the nation’s borders.

Yadav’s tractor journey to the meeting, located a couple of kilometre away, was marked by harried safety personnel scampering alongside, clearing the site visitors for the chief of the oppositions car, till it was stopped on the gates of the Vidhan Sabha premises.

The younger RJD chief puzzled whether or not rules prevented him from taking the car proper as much as the portico. Security personnel requested him to alight pointing in direction of the push of automobiles of different legislators and officers and the obstruction being attributable to the tractor.

Yadav, thereafter, walked to the meeting constructing the place MLAs of the Congress and the CPI(ML), the RJDs alliance companions, had staged demonstrations to focus on the plight of farmers.

He, nonetheless, asserted “we had taken out a tractor rally last year, soon after the farm bills were passed evoking resentment from the farmers. We will continue with such measures till the government is compelled to take a sympathetic view of farmers demands”.

Congress MLA Shakeel Ahmed Khan stood with a contraption formed like a weighing scale with packets of meals grains and pulses hanging from both aspect.

Those belonging to the ultra-Left CPI(ML) caught to the traditional mode of placards inscribed with slogans.