Highlights : Pawar should take lead in resolving farm stir, says Athawale
The farmers' agitation entered 60th day on Sunday as the stand-off between the government and the protesters continues. Farmers from various parts the country taking out tractor rallies in support of the farmers protesting in and around Delhi against the contentious legislation ahead of the proposed parade on January 26.
Over two lakh tractors are expected to take part in the January 26 "Kisan Parade" in the national capital, farmer union confirmed on Saturday. The number of participants may increase further, they also said. The tractor parade will start from the Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri border points of Delhi, said Kohar, who is a senior member of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of the agitating unions.
Meanwhile, Shiromanki Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre to shun the "ego" and accept the demand of farmers of repealing the three farm laws. "It is shameful to see that the central government is adamant on its stand and not ready to repeal farm laws as per the demand of farmers," he said.
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JAN 24, 2021 11:50 PM IST
Sharad Pawar should take lead in resolving stir, says Ramdas Athawale
Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Sunday that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar should take initiative in resolving the ongoing farmers' agitation. "The Supreme Court has already put a stay on the implementation of the three farm laws. But the farmers are continuingwith their protest. Their agitation is being used for politics," Athawale added.
JAN 24, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Punjab CM condemns UP government's efforts to stop protesting farmers
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, citing a news report, slammed UP government for their efforts to stop protesting farmers going to Delhi.
Read the news report here - UP govt orders no diesel for tractors as farmers gear up for Jan 26 rally
JAN 24, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Amritsar: NSUI Punjab holds tractor rally in support of protesting farmers
Congress party's student wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) held a tractor rally in Amritsar to support the protesting farmers.
JAN 24, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Punjab AAP MLAs to leave from their constituencies to participate in farmers' tractor rally at Delhi
Following their earlier announcement, Punjab AAP MLAs have decided to leave for Delhi to participate in the farmers' tractor rally on Republic day from their respective constituencies citing heavy traffic on main roads across Punjab, reports ANI.
JAN 24, 2021 08:42 PM IST
Protesting farmers from Nashik camp at Mumbai's Azad maidan
Maharashtra farmers, marching from Nashik in protest of the farm laws, have camped at Azad Maidan in Mumbai after reaching there, reports ANI.
JAN 24, 2021 07:01 PM IST
All MLAs of AAP will move towards Delhi on Jan 25 on tractors from Shambu
All MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party will move towards Delhi on Jan 25 on tractors from Shambu at Punjab-Haryana border to support the tractor parade of farmers, says party's state unit
JAN 24, 2021 06:38 PM IST
More batches of farmers from Punjab head for Delhi to take part in tractor parade
More batches of farmers from Punjab on Sunday set out for Delhi to participate in the proposed tractor parade on January 26.
Farmer unions protesting the Centre's three farm laws had said they would go ahead with their tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day.
JAN 24, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Tractor rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points: Police
The tractor rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points. From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway and then return to Singhu. From Tikri border, it will go to Nagloi and pass through Najafgarh and Western Peripheral Expressway. From Ghazipur border, the rally will go to 56-foot road and return to its originating point passing through Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway: Dependra Pathak, Special CP, Intelligence, Delhi Police
JAN 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST
We will be providing required police deployment: Delhi Police
For the security arrangements of the tractor rally, we will be providing required police deployment realising that there are elements of threat to create disturbance in the rally: Dependra Pathak, Special CP, Intelligence, Delhi Police.
JAN 24, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Farmers' proposed tractor rally will begin amid tight security: Delhi Police
Farmers' proposed tractor rally on Tuesday will begin amid tight security after Republic Day celebrations conclude: Delhi Police.
JAN 24, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Farmers' R-Day tractor parade: Tableaux to depict protest against agri laws
The Republic Day tractor parade by agitating farmers will feature a number of tableaux from across states depicting village life, the protest against the Centre's contentious farm laws, and hailing their courage, according to organisers.
A farmer leader told news agency PTI that directions were issued to all organisations participating in the protest to prepare tableaux for the parade.
JAN 24, 2021 06:13 PM IST
There are miscreant elements, people carrying Khalistani flags: Ravneet Bittu
I have been saying for a while. There are miscreant elements, people carrying Khalistani flags. But what can farmer leaders do to verify identities in such numbers of people. ₹1cr-80 lakhs is given to such elements for waving flags and I am a target anyway: Congress MP Ravneet Bittu.
JAN 24, 2021 06:11 PM IST
We were ambushed as if by guerilla warriors armed with sticks, weapons: Congress MP Ravneet Bittu
We had gone to participate in a meeting called by farmer leaders. Upon reaching we were ambushed, as if by guerilla warriors who were armed with sticks and other weapons. We are not going to take any action now as the farmers' movements are still going on: Congress MP Ravneet Bittu.
JAN 24, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Tractor rally will begin after Republic Day parade ends
The rally will begin after the end of the Republic Day parade ends. There is no clarity on when it would end. About 15,000 tractors are there at the three border points, as per police estimates. More could come in, says Delhi Police.
JAN 24, 2021 06:09 PM IST
In-principle permission has been granted for tractor rally from three points: Deependra Pathak
Deependra Pathak, special CP (intelligence), said that an in-principle permission has been granted for tractor rally from three points -- Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur.
Total routes will be about 170 kms, of which over 100 kms will fall in Delhi.
JAN 24, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Yogendra Yadav says farmers have received formal permission from Delhi Police for Jan 26 tractor rally
Today there was a short meeting with officers of Delhi Police. We have got formal permission from Police for the tractor rally. As I told earlier, 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' will be held on January 26 in a peaceful manner: Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India.
JAN 24, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Thousands of tractors-trolleys leave for Delhi
Thousands tractors-trolleys leave for Delhi, vehicles choke NH 44
JAN 24, 2021 04:06 PM IST
UP govt orders no diesel for tractors as farmers gear up for Jan 26 rally: Report
Hindustan Times' sister publication Livehindustan reported that Uttar Pradesh government has asked supply officers in all the districts to not give diesel to protesting farmers.
JAN 24, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre for blocking farmers from entering Delhi
All India Congress Committee General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government of transferring the wealth of the country to corporates and taking away the rights of farmers.
JAN 24, 2021 12:53 PM IST
Farmers walk along the Mumbai-Nashik highway
Farmers from Igatpuri Nashik district walk along the Mumbai-Nashik highway at Khardi to join the farmers protest in Mumbai.
JAN 24, 2021 09:01 AM IST
Nashik farmers begin marching for Mumbai
Nashik farmers affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and various other farmer organisations started marching towards Mumbai on Sunday. They will gather at Mumbai and then march towards Delhi so as to support the ongoing agiatation on Republic Day.
JAN 24, 2021 08:57 AM IST
Farmers to take out tractor rally after R-Day parade is over
The tractor parades will be taken out only after 12 pm, after the Republic Day parade on Delhi's Rajpath concludes, according to the protesting farmer unions. Read more about the proposed rally
JAN 24, 2021 07:00 AM IST
Around 25,000 tractors from UP, Uttarakhand to participate in 'kisan parade'
Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the 'kisan parade' in the national capital on January 26, said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait.
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