Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait attacked in Bengaluru

By H.JanGra May  30, 2022

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who was in the city to address a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday, was attacked by a group of three men out of the blue during the event.

As he was seated on the dias and another farmer leader was addressing the media, a man rushed to the stage and attacked Mr. Tikait with a television mic.

Before Mr. Tikait recovered from it, another man threw black ink on him. One of the attackers shouted slogans saying, "Modi, Modi".

Other farmers in the hall soon rushed to catch the culprits. As they tried to flee, some threw chairs at them and they were soon caught and handed over to the police.

The police have detained three persons and taken them to High Grounds police station for inquiry.

“ It is a conspiracy by the BJP and failure on part of the government to provide security cover despite requests being made a day before the programme,” one of the organisers alleged.

Mr. Tikait, speaking to media persons, condemned the physical attack on him at the press conference earlier in the day.

State farmer leader Chukki Nanjundaswamy has announced a black flag protest across the state on Tuesday.