Unions defer tractor march by a day


Tribune News Service
Panipat, January 5

The farmers’ unions today deferred their tractor march from January 6 to January 7 due to a bad weather forecast even as they asserted they would intensify their stir in the coming days.

Thousands of farmers will take out the march from all protest sites — Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Shahjahanpur (Haryana-Rajasthan border) — and the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway.

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Addressing a press conference at Kundli, Yogendra Yadav, convener, Swaraj India, said the tractor march would be a “trailer for what lies ahead on January 26”.

“We have decided to intensify and broaden our movement. The march will begin from the expressway on all four sides of Delhi at 11 am on Thursday,” he said.

The farmers will start the march from Kundli and Tikri towards Shahjahanpur and from Ghazipur and Rewasan towards Palwal.

Showers fail to deter farmers

Karnal: Bone-chilling weather coupled with rain has failed to dampen the spirits of farmers, who have been protesting at Bastara toll plaza on NH-44 and Peont toll plaza on Karnal-Jind NH-709A since December 25. They said they won’t relent till their demands were met.

As part of its plan to intensify agitation against the three farm laws, the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has already announced to hold a “tractor parade” in New Delhi after the official parade on the Republic Day.

Darshan Pal, president, Krantikari Kisan Union, said their agitation plan included boycott of Adani and Ambani products, burning copies of the laws on Lohri, observing Mahila Kisan Diwas on January 18 and Azad Hind Kisan Diwas on January 23 on the occasion of birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.



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