Farmers leaders prepare for ‘Tractor March’

New Delhi: The protest by farmers camping at the borders of the national capital continued for the 42nd day on Wednesday. The leaders of the farmers unions demanded the repeal of the three new farm laws and the procurement of crops at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) readied for a ‘Tractor March’ announced by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways.

Farmers leaders said the ‘Tractor March’ would be a trailer of the ‘Republic Day Parade’ scheduled on January 26.

After the seventh round of talks with the Central government on Monday remained inconclusive, the farmers decided to take out a ‘Tractor March’ on January 7. Earlier the Samyukta Kisan Morcha had scheduled the rally for January 6 but due to the bad weather forecast the march was postponed to January 7.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has also announced a public awareness campaign as well as several other programmes from January 6 to January 20.

After the seventh round of talks between the farmers-Central government failed to arrive at a consensus on Monday, the next round of talks was fixed for January 8.

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