Ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait in Nandigram on Saturday urged people to not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and instead cast votes for a candidate who can defeat them.
The BKU leader's agenda for the Bengal visit includes discussing the issue of MSP and the three controversial farm laws with the farmers of the state. Further, he accused the saffron party of 'conspiring' to injure West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Tikait is visiting the hotly contested seat of Nandigram which will be witnessing a neck-and-neck contest between TMC supremo and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari from the constituency.
Earlier, Tikait had told the reporters in Delhi that he will be going to Kolkata and meet the government there only. "The government has gone to Kolkata. They will return in one and a half month. We are also going there. We will meet the government there only.”