Agitating farmer unions on Sunday remained firm on holding a tractor rally on Republic Day and vowed to continue their stir till the agri laws are repealed, even as Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged them to discuss alternatives to scrapping the legislation at the next meeting scheduled for January 19.
Farmers will carry out a tractor parade along Delhi’s Outer Ring Road on Republic Day, announced Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday, asserting that the parade will be conducted peacefully with the national flag.
“Farmers will carry out a tractor parade with the national flag on the Outer Ring Road of Delhi on Republic Day. Along with jawans, the Kisan will also celebrate the sovereignty of the country,” Yadav said at a press conference.
This comes on the 53rd day of the farmers’ protest at the borders of the national capital against the Centre’s farm laws.
The authorities had moved the Supreme Court seeking an injunction against the proposed…