Farmers hold tractor rally near Delhi

India: Farmer unions demanding the repeal of the three new farm laws and the procurement of crops at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) are holding a ‘tractor march’ on Thursday. According to news agency ANI, scores of farmers gathered at the Ghazipur border and organised a tractor rally topress for their demand. Similar march was also organised the farmers in at Burari in the national capital.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has announced that farmers will take out a tractor rally on the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways as the protest by farmers camping at the borders of the national capital continued for the 43rd day on Thursday. The tractor rally is likely to affect traffic in and around New Delhi.

The tractor march comes a day ahead of the next round of talks between farmers and government. Farmers have threatened to intensify protest if their demands are not met.

Security has been tightened in Delhi in view of the march. Also, security forces have been deployed at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) toll plaza ahead.


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