Shiv Kumar was arrested on January 23 after being booked on the charges of “extortion and attempt to murder” in connection with a dispute related to factory workers on January 12 and was in the judicial custody since February 2.
Addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat at Kharkhoda town of Haryana's Sonipat district, Tikait said the farmers' agitation will continue till the time the Centre accepts their demands of repealing the legislations.
As soon as the farmers came to know about his arrival, they started gathering there carrying black flags. They raised slogans in front of the Kisan Sewa Kendra while asking the JJP leader to leave the venue.
Kisan Mahanchayats have been drawing massive turnouts in Haryana and Punjab during the past two weeks, but Chaduni now insists on holding such panchayats in other states while strengthening the attendance at dharnas at local level and Delhi borders
Now, it is believed, the BJP-JJP government doesn’t want to take risk to hold the election at a time when the agitator farmers have made movement of alliance leaders in the state difficult particularly for the public meetings.
Haryana has now taken centre stage in the farmers' protest with massive Kisan Mahapanchayats during the past two weeks. A look at the reasons behind the key role of Haryana farmers in the ongoing ]agitation
The Kisan Mahapanchayats have suddenly became rallying point for the ongoing agitation showing the undercurrent among the farming community and the support they are enjoying from other sections of society.
As the agitation goes on, simple farmers have turned activists and activists have turned local leaders as they get continuous training sessions through speeches by farmer leaders and literature being circulated by farm outfits.
At Kitlana toll plaza, Tikait said, “We will go across the country to spread awareness (against the three farm laws). This is a mass movement which won’t be unsuccessful. We won’t return to our homes till these laws are not repealed.”