Farmers protests the farm laws have announced their decision to hold a 50-km-long tractor rally on Republic Day on Delhi’s Outer Ring Road. The Morcha leaders said the tractor rally on Republic Day will be peaceful and provocative speeches and violence would not be tolerated in the parade.
Swaraj India national president Yogendra Yadav said all tractors during the parade will have the tricolour and farmer unions’ flags. He said no disruption will be caused to the official Republic Day ceremony.
Bharatiya Kisan Union general secretary Yudhveer Singh said the farmers will hold a tractor rally on Republic Day, he said if any administration and the government tried to stop them they will be responsible for their action. He criticised Union Agriculture Minister NarendraTomar’s statement that most of the farmers and intellectuals favoured the three laws.
The ninth round of discussions between the government and farm bodies on Friday ended with no such solution. The next round of talks are due to be held on January 19.
During the ninth round of talks meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said new farm laws will not be repealed and urged the protesting farmers to hold a clause-by-clause discussion on the agricultural reform on January 19.
The farmers’ protest against the three controversial farm laws has entered day 52 on Sunday. The Supreme Court on Monday is due to hear the pleas relating to the laws and the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders, blocking thoroughfare into the city from suburbs.
Home Minister Amit Amit Shah said PM Modi’s government is committed to working in the favor of the country’s farmers. The new three farm laws will definitely help farmers in many ways. Now farmers can sell agriculture produce anywhere in the country and the world, Shah said.