SAD honours Tikait

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Chandigarh, January 31

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal honoured farmer leader Rakesh Tikait by presenting him with a ‘siropa’ at Ghazipur and assured him the party’s complete support to ensure the farmers’ struggle succeeded in its goals.

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The SAD president said the kisan leader had done the farming community proud by following in the footsteps of his father Mahender Singh Tikait who was a towering farmer leader of his time. He reminisced about the joint battles MS Tikait and SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal fought for the welfare of the farmers.

Sukhbir also met the families of farmers whose next of kin have been missing since January 26, besides farmers whose relatives have been incarcerated for supporting the farmers’ struggle. Sukhbir assured the families that the SAD would take up all their cases and ensure appropriate legal remedies were made available to them.

He said it was now clear that the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP, besides those from different parts of the country, had formed a united front. “We must strengthen this front further to ensure a resounding success,” he said. — TNS

SAD honours Tikait
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