New Delhi: With the corona epidemic improving, farmer leaders have begun the process of further strengthening their movement. Indian Farmers Union (Bhakiu) leader Rakesh Tikait, who emerged as the face of the farmers' movement, is scheduled to meet West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The meeting comes at a time when Mamata Banerjee is all set to make her political bail outside Bengal. On the other hand, Rakesh Tikait also wants to take the farmers' movement in the decisive direction. The second wave of corona accelerated the infection cases, which had a slight impact on the farmers' movement, but now that the situation has improved, Tikait wants the movement to pick up again. Mamata Banerjee has been vocal against the new agricultural laws and has also supported the kisan movement. Rakesh Tikait wants to join her and revive the movement.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been an aggressor against agricultural laws brought by the central government since its inception. He had also extended his support to the farmers' movement on the Delhi border and has been raising his voice in support of the kisan movement from time to time. Not only that, all the MPs from TMC had also reached the Delhi border where farmers have been sitting on dharna since November last year.