Several rounds of talks between the central government and farmer leaders have been completed, but nothing concrete came out of them.
The government has failed to convince the farmers on their agricultural laws and now farmers are going to take out a ‘tractor parade’ on 26 January against these laws.
Farmers organizations have got permission from Delhi Police to organize this parade, but the discussion is still going on regarding its route.
The Delhi Police has also placed a condition in front of the farmers’ organizations that ‘the parade of farmers will begin only after the Republic Day parade to be held on 26 January’.
According to the agreement, farmers will be able to enter the capital from all three borders of Delhi where they have been protesting for the last two months.
But they will not be allowed to move towards Central Delhi.
Thousands of tractors from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are expected to reach Delhi to participate in this parade.
Kulwant Singh Sandhu, general secretary of Punjab Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, has said that ‘farmers of many states are going to participate in this parade and they will come to Delhi and raise their voice against agricultural laws. We estimate that on 26 January, there will be around 2.5 to 3 lakh tractors in Delhi. This parade will be done in a very peaceful manner.
Buta Singh of Bharatiya Kisan Manch (Punjab) has said that ‘there is still churning about the route’. He said, “On the day of 26 January, tractors will move towards Delhi from the protest places and return to the protest places after the parade.”
The Delhi Police had earlier requested the peasant organizations not to hold this parade, but later the farmers were allowed to parade.