It will hold a tractor parade in Delhi on January 26, protesting farmers say
The protesting farmers said Saturday that they will march to governors’ homes in different states on January 23 and hold a tractor parade on January 26 against the Center’s three farm laws. “On January 23, we will hold marches to the Governors’ Houses in different states and a ‘Kisan Tractor Parade’ will be held on January 26 in Delhi. The parade of tractors with the national flag will be called ‘Kisaan Parade,’ “said Krantikari Kisan union president Darshan Pal, according to the ANI news agency.
“We were peaceful, we are peaceful and we will be peaceful, but we will stay on the Delhi borders until the new farm laws are repealed,” said one of the leaders of the protesting farmers’ unions, according to PTI.
Farmer groups continued to block traffic from Ghaziabad and Noida to Delhi on Saturday. The Singhu and Tikri border crossings from Delhi to Haryana have also been completely blocked since last month when farmers’ agitation against three laws enacted to liberalize the sector began. At the Ghazipur border, the service lane of National Highway 24 remained closed to traffic.
Meanwhile, the Union’s Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture, Kailash Choudhary, said a solution would be raised during talks to be held on January 4 with farmers and that the current stalemate would end. “I am sure that in the next round of talks with farmers a solution will be reached and the ongoing protest will come to an end. The three agrarian bills are in favor of the farmers. They used to demand to get rid of the middleman and sell their products at the rate of their choice, ”the minister was quoted as saying by the ANI news agency.
The first five rounds of talks between protesting farmers and the government failed to resolve the deadlock. On December 30, the farmers’ unions decided to meet with the ministers for the sixth time. The government only agreed to address two of the four issues raised by farmers, saving heavy penalties for stubble burning and continuing the current mechanism of providing subsidized energy for agricultural use. Farmers have said they will intensify their fuss if their demands are not met.