Farmers Postpone March to Parl on Budget Day After R-Day Violence

The farmers’ unions had announced that they will march towards Parliament on 1 Feb if their demands are not met.

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Farmers during their ongoing agitation against new farm laws, at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi. Image used for representation.
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Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Balbir S Rajewal on Wednesday, 27 January said that the farmers’ march to Parliament planned for 1 February has been postponed due to the violence on Republic Day.

“On Martyrs’ Day, we will hold public rallies across India on behalf of the farmers’ agitation. We will also keep a one-day fast,” he said, according to ANI.

The farmers' unions on Monday had announced that they will march towards the Parliament in New Delhi on 1 February, if their demands are not met. Incidentally, this is also the day Union Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

"More than 2 lakh tractors joined yesterday's rally. 99.9 percent protesters were peaceful. It was a target of government's conspiracy," Rajewal said, according to NDTV, addressing a press conference at Singhu border.

"These miscreants had declared that they will go to Red Fort. They had a deal with government. Authorities let them easily enter Red Fort. Deep Sidhu is Amit Shah and Modi's agent," Rajewal reportedly said.

(With inputs from ANI and NDTV.)

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