Republic Day march to be peaceful: BKU

Republic Day march to be peaceful: BKU

Farmers take out a tractor march in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 22

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Lakhowal) general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal today claimed that lakhs of farmers would peacefully hold a Republic Day parade on their tractors in Delhi on January 26.

He said the parade would set an example of unity among farmers from across the nation and their resolve to fight the ruling dispensation till the acceptance of their demands.

Interacting with other leaders of agitating farmers’ organisations at the Singhu border, he said the Modi government was testing the patience of farmers who were agitating since June 5, 2020, when the three farm-related ordinances were promulgated.

“Even after intense agitations in Punjab, which witnessed chakka jam, rail roko, protests at toll plazas and corporates’ offices, and at the Delhi borders for nearly two months and the death of so many farmers, the government has failed to see reason

and seems reluctant to repeal the farm laws or provide legislative guarantee of MSP,” he said.

Lakhowal said it was most unfortunate that the elected representatives of people, who were duty-bound to solve the problems of people, were dancing at the tunes of corporate houses and big business groups.

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