84 years old Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi visited the Ghazipur border where farmers are protesting to extend their support to them. Tara visited protesting farmers on the Ghazipur protest site on the Delhi-UP border.
Tara Gandhi urged the protesting farmers to remain peaceful and also requested the government to “take care” of the farming community.
Tara who is also the Chairperson of the National Gandhi Museum said, “We have not come here as part of any political program. We have come here today for the farmers, who have fed all of us our whole life”.
As per the statements of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spoke in solidarity with the protesting farmers at the Ghazipur border.
“I want that whatever happens, farmers should be benefitted by it. Nobody is unaware of the hard work that the farmers do, and it is not to be said again that in the benefit of farmers lies the benefit of our country and all of us” said Tara Gandhi.
She shared the stage with BKU leader Rakesh Tikait and interacted with the farmers. She recalled the struggle for independence in 1857 from the British rule which also started from the Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh.
Tara was accompanied by Ramchandra Rahi chairman of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Ashok Saran managing trustee of All-India Sarv Seva Sangha, Sanjay Singha director of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, and A Annamalai director of National Gandhi Museum director.
It’s now more than two months of the protest by the farmers on the Singhu border.