Farmers' protest: Unions postpone tractor march due to rains, set to intensify stir in coming days
On the planned 26 January demonstration, farmer leader Joginder Nain said, 'We will send tractor trollies from every village in Haryana. We request people to come — at least one per house'
New Delhi: Protesting farmer unions Tuesday deferred their proposed tractor march from 6 January to 7 January due to a bad weather forecast, even as they asserted they will intensify their stir in the coming days.
Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, union leaders said thousands of farmers will take out the tractor march from all protest sites to the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) on 7 January.
Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav said the decision to defer the march was taken over the forecast of bad weather condition on Wednesday.
The city has been receiving rains sporadically over the past three days.
The unions said the agitation against the three agriculture laws will be intensified in the coming days.
Talking about their other proposed tractor march to Delhi on 26 January, farmer leader Joginder Nain said, "We will send 10 tractor trollies from every village in Haryana. We request people to come — at least one from a house. and a total of 11 women from a village."
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