Jat quota stir leaders threaten march to Delhi on tractors and bullock carts
Keeping up with their plan to hold a ‘big protest’ in Delhi on March 2 followed by gherao of the Parliament, Jats here at Jassia have started registrations for tractor-trolleys that will be used to march towards the national capital.Updated: Feb 27, 2017 12:22 IST
Keeping up with their plan to hold a ‘big protest’ in Delhi on March 2 followed by gherao of the Parliament, Jats here at Jassia have started registrations for tractor-trolleys that will be used to march towards the national capital.
Jat leader Yashpal Malik had earlier said they will use only tractors or bullock carts to seal Delhi “and make history” to pressurise Centre for their demands.
The protesting committee said over 1,000 tractors have registered till now from across Haryana and will ferry the protesters to Delhi. “Only a handful people from Haryana will go to Delhi on March 2, when we will announce date for Parliament gherao in the capital. We are yet to decide the final date, but it will be two-three days after Holi,” Malik said.
“All highways will be ours. GT Road, NH-10 will be taken care of by Haryana, while all other sides will be taken care of by protesters from UP and Rajasthan. Only our tractors will be visible on national highways of Delhi on that day. We will seal Delhi,” AIJASS general secretary Ashok Balhara said.
Malik, taking the announcements further, said, “Wherever the government tries to stop us, we will claim the road there and then.”
Earlier on Sunday, all speakers coming on stage to address the large gathering came out in support of Sombir, who was slapped with a sedition case over his ‘beheading remark’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The organisers also announced from the stage that they have received a collective donation of ₹10,000 from Jat soldiers in the Indian Army.
First Published: Feb 26, 2017 22:22 IST