New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said that the farmer leaders have given the central government 'time' till October 2 to withdraw the legislations as nationwide ‘chakka jam’ ended.  

His ultimatum came as farmer unions across the country held a 3-hour 'chakka jam' to protest against the farm laws held amid a high alert in the national capital today.

"We have given time to the government till October 2 to repeal the laws. After this, we will do further planning. We won't hold discussions with the government under pressure," Tikait, a leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said.

Significantly, October 2 marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, known as the 'Father of the Nation.'

Thousands of farmers across the country, except in UP, Uttarakhand and New Delhi, held their chakka jam.

Farmers across states, including in Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir blocked roads and held protest against the farm laws during the 'chakka jam'.

Saturday marks day 73 of the farmers' protests.

Meanwhile, internet services will remain suspended in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri, and their adjoining areas till 11:59 pm today "in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency", according to ANI.