MEERUT, May 14 -- The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has alleged that its initiatives and suggestions to help Covid-19 patients, especially in the rural areas of western UP, is running into administrative hurdles.

Gaurav Tikait, BKU youth wing national president, on Wednesday alleged that six oxygen cylinders that he provided to the primary health centre in Sisauli town, the BKU headquarters in Muzaffarnagar district of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, were still lying unattended. He added that no initiative was taken to provide a small medical facility for villagers there. Gaurav Tikait is the son of Naresh Tikait, the chief of BKU, which has been at the forefront of the farmers' agitation against the Centre's three new agri reform laws.

He ...