With the deadlock between the protesting farmers and the Centre continuing, another group of nearly 1200,000 protesters in a convoy of 1,2000 tractors have started their journey from different areas of Punjab , Haryana towards the national capital on Friday morning.
Packed in a large convoy of tractor-trailers, buses, cars and motorcycles loaded with eatables, the farmers, largely belonging to the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, started their journey from Amritsar city, local news agency reported.
He said that as part of the plan to intensify the protests against the farm laws, the farmers are carrying ration that can last for six months.
Speaking to media , Satnam Singh Pannu, the head of the Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, said that the farmers are heading to New Delhi with an ‘intention to die’.
“Modi government should decide how to kill us as we will not leave our land under any circumstances,” he said.
En route farmers belonging to other districts are joining them. They will reach the national capital’s Kundli border on Saturday evening.
The farmers largely belong to Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Moga districts.
“After a night halt in Shahbad (in Haryana) today, we will head straight to Delhi,” Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee President Satnam Singh Pannu told
As per estimates, the number of protesters could be over 100,000 with a sizeable number of youngsters and women.
Already Tens of thousands of farmers have already been camping against the farm laws on Delhi borders since November 27 as they feel that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporate entities.
After talk with Amit Shah failed Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged the leaders of the farmers’ unions to continue dialogue and find an amicable solution to the issues related to the new farm legislations.