Farmers protesting the contentious agricultural laws near Delhi’s borders have threatened to hold a tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day, just two days before the next round of talks with the government to resolve nearly a month-long deadlock.
“We are going to hold discussions on January 4 (Monday). The Supreme Court is going to hear the matter on January 5. If no conclusion is reached and if talks fail, we will hold a tractor march on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway on January 6. We will protest for 15 days. On January 23, Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday, we will hold a protest outside the Governor’s House,” Dr Darshanpal, one of the farmers’ leaders told reporters this afternoon at a press briefing.
“On January 26, we will hold a massive rally in Delhi with tricolours on tractors. We give this call for countrywide protests at all the headquarters,” he added.