Farmers to hold tractor rally tomorrow
The farmers' unions protesting the contentious farm laws announced on Tuesday that they will take out a tractor march at four borders of Delhi, including eastern and western peripheral expressways on Thursday.
New Delhi: The farmers' unions protesting the contentious farm laws announced on Tuesday that they will take out a tractor march at four borders of Delhi, including eastern and western peripheral expressways on Thursday. The announcement comes a day after the seventh round of talks between the unions and the government ended in a stalemate and announcement for another meeting on January 8 was made. "This will be a trailer for what lies ahead on January 26," said Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India. Yadav said the protests will be deepened across the country from Wednesday as their demands for repeal of the three farm laws and legal status for MSP remain unmet.
"From Wednesday, for two weeks, 'Desh Jagran Abhiyan' will be started and protests will be deepened throughout the country," he said. Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal further announced the farmers' plans of tractor parade in the national capital on R-Day. "On January 18, Mahila Kisan Diwas will be held. On January 23, on the occasion of birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Azad Hind Kisan Diwas will be celebrated. And on January 25 and 26, tractor parades will take place," said Pal. The protesting unions had earlier this week also announced their plans to enter Delhi with tractors and other vehicles on January 26 if the government doesn't meet their demands. "We intend to be peaceful and we told the government long ago during our talks that it has only two options – either repeal the three Central farm Acts or use force on us to evict us," said a statement by farmer's group Samyukta Kisan Morcha.
They have been protesting at various border points of the national capital since November 26 against the three farm laws passed by BJP-led government at the Centre in September.