Farmers held tractor rally on India’s Republic Day, Twitter flooded with tweets

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

27th Jan, 2021. 12:18 pm
India farmers tractor rally

India observed 26th January as ‘Republic Day’. However, chaos was seen as farmers carried out a tractor rally that began from various areas of the capital Delhi.

According to the reports, farmers’ protesters in India have been camping at the entrances of New Delhi since November in protest of the agricultural laws. The sector will be brought under control.

Farmers planned to hold a large tractor rally in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after India’s Republic Day celebrations and annual military parade.

Thousands of tractors decorated with India’s large tricolor flags had already gathered at the main points of the three entrances to the capital Delhi before the main day.

Another 10,000 farmers have gathered in the western city of Mumbai to show solidarity with the protesters.

The government has deployed security forces across the capital to keep farmers away from an important traditional day (Republic Day) in India’s political calendar.

The government had opposed the farmers’ rally, saying it would be a “disgrace to the nation” on such an important day.

The new agricultural laws will allow farmers to sell their produce on the open market. Earlier, however, they sold products through government agencies that guaranteed the lowest prices.

Indians have expressed outrage as the hashtag #TractorVsTraitor becomes a top trend on Twitter.

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