A firm agreement was reached between the farmers organizations and the police on the insistence of taking out the tractor parade in the capital Delhi on Republic Day. Now they will be able to take out tractor parade on 26th January. The parade will take place in a radius of about 100 km. Wherever it goes, it will end there. Five routes for this have been decided such as Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur (UP Gate), Shahjahan Border and Palwal, which will vary. During this time farmers will not meet each other.
On Saturday, the police breathed a sigh of relief as the deadlock persisted for several days. Farmer leaders made the announcement during a press conference after a meeting with Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police at Mantram Resort in Khampur village, located near National Highway 1. Yogendra Yadav, member of the United Kisan Morcha and convenor of Swaraj India Party, said that after the fifth round of meeting, the deadlock over the parade has ended.
On 26 January, farmers will take out a parade in Delhi for the first time. Police will remove the barricades planted on the said routes. A consensus has been reached about the routes. Around 80 percent of the routes have been decided, after discussing some short routes, a map of the route of the parade will be released on Sunday. However, the statement has not yet been officially released by the Delhi Police. Probably after receiving a letter in writing from the farmers' organizations about the routes, the police can take a final decision in the matter on Sunday. Additional Public Relations Officer of Delhi Police ACP Anil Mittal just said that the talks are in the final stages.
Even after the parade was allowed, the stubborn attitude of the farmers appeared. Some farmer leaders said that if the police do not remove the barricade, we will remove it. At the same time, a farmer leader said that the duration of the parade has not yet been determined. The parade can continue from 24 hours to 72 hours day and night.
Possible route of tractor parade Singh Border
The parade will run from Singhu Border to Sanjay Gandhi Transport, Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi Border in Haryana. Tikari Border: - Tractor parade from Tikri Border will go to KMP via Nagloi, Najafgarh, Dhansa, Badli. Ghazipur UP Gate: - The parade will run from Ghazipur UP Gate to Apsara Border Ghaziabad in Duhai UP. (Two other routes could not be decided yet.)
Farmers' unions meeting to reconsider government's proposal
Farmers' organizations have also relented after the Center took a tough stance in the 11th round of talks. On Saturday, 32 farmer organizations from Punjab met at Singhu Border to revisit the government's proposal to keep agricultural reform laws suspended . Lakhbir Singh, vice-president of All India Kisan Sabha (Punjab), said, the meeting of farmers associations of Punjab is going on. Later, there will be a meeting of the United Kisan Morcha. According to sources, the government's proposal was re-discussed in the meeting. In fact, the government had a day earlier asked farmer leaders to respond by Saturday if they agreed to its proposal to keep agricultural laws suspended for 18 months.
Number of tractors increased, convoy reached 10 to 12 km
Farmers' halt on Kundli Border and Tikri Border has increased from seven kilometers to 10 to 12 kilometers. On Saturday, more than a thousand tractors reached the horoscope border to participate in the tractor parade. This has led to the convoy of tractors crossing the zero point of KMP-KGP to the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. On the other hand, around seven hundred tractors arrived at the Tikari border on Saturday. The farmers also rehearsed the KMP on the tractor parade. The queue of tractors led to a jam situation at the zero point of KGP-KMP, causing the vehicles passing through both expressways to have trouble going towards Panipat-Ambala.