New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the scheduled 'Chakka Jam' by protesting farmers on Saturday, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait, on Friday said that the blockade will not be done in Delhi but will take place in other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), which comprises parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, and the rest of country including the southern states.

“Dilli mein hum nahi kar rahe, wahan to raja ne khud qile-bandi kar li hai humare jaam karne ki zaroorat hi nahi hai (We are not going to do anything in Delhi, the king there has already fortified it, there is no need for us to do a blockade now)", Rakesh Tikait said today, as quoted by news agency PTI. 

The farmer unions had earlier this week announced a nation-wide 'chakka jam' on February 6 to protest the new farm laws enacted by the Centre in September last year. The scheduled blockade will start from 12 pm tomorrow till 3 pm. 

On the proposed road blockade, Rakesh Tikait further said, “There will be a three-hour blockade on roads. It won't happen in Delhi but other parts of the country. The vehicles which will come and stop will be given water and food. Items like 'chana' and peanuts will also be distributed to these people and we will apprise them of what the government is doing with us.”

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan