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Will stage tractor parade to Delhi on Jan 26 if demands are not met: Farmers’ Unions India News


NEW DELHI: Strengthening its position before the next round of talks with the governmentFarmers unions protesting on Saturday said they will hold a tractor parade to Delhi on January 26, when the country will celebrate Republic Day, if their demands are not met.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be in the national capital on January 26. He will be the main guest in the Republic Day parade that will take place on Rajpath.
At a press conference, farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said that his proposed parade will be called the “Kisan Parade” and will take place after the Republic Day parade.
The next round of talks between the government and protesting farmers’ unions is scheduled for January 4. On Friday, the unions had announced that they would have to take firm action if the meeting fails to resolve the deadlock.
Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav said it is a “pure lie” that the government has accepted 50 percent of the farmers’ demands.
“We don’t have anything written yet,” he said.
After the sixth round of formal negotiations on Wednesday, the government and agricultural unions reached common ground to resolve the concerns of farmers protesting the increase in electricity rates and penalties for stubble burning, but both parties remained stagnant on the main contentious issues of the repeal. of three agricultural laws and a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP).
Peasant leader Gurnam Singh Choduni said: “In our last meeting, we asked the government that they would buy 23 crops from MSP. They said ‘no’. So why are they misinforming the people of the country?”
So far, more than 50 farmers have been “martyred” during our upheaval, he said.
Facing the cold, thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting at various borders in the national capital for more than a month against these three new laws.
The government has presented these laws as major agricultural reforms aimed at helping farmers and increasing their incomes, but protesting unions fear that the new legislation has left them at the mercy of large corporations by weakening the MSP and mandi systems.

Times of India