Chandigarh, January 23: Farmers’ unions and Delhi Police have reached a consensus over a Republic Day Tractor Parade that farmers will hold on January 26—a development that comes after several rounds of talks.
According to the new arrangement, farmers will steer clear of the Outer Ring road on January 26 and will instead hold their rally on the inner roads of the city, Rajinder Singh Deep Singhwala, vice-president of Kirti Kisan Union who was part of a meeting between farmers’ unions and Delhi Police, said.
The parade will now take place in five routes and on a stretch of over 60 km, at least 30 of which will be inside Delhi.
The routes, he said, will be announced later.
The breakthrough came after Delhi Police have agreed to remove their barricades from Singhu and Tikri borders to allow the rally to enter Delhi, the leader said.
Police intelligence reports estimated 70,000 to 1 lakh tractors to be part of the farmers’ rally, the leader said.