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Farmers hold tractor march, say it’s ‘rehearsal’ for Jan 26New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of farmers protesting new agricultural laws along the Delhi borders seeking withdrawal of the contentious legislations, have shared details of “Farmers’ Republic Day parade” that they plan to take out as they complete two months of agitation.

Their January 26 parade will include tableaux on tractors and trollies reflecting the agricultural reality of various states in addition to providing glimpses of movements that have historical and regional importance.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha said “the foodgrain providers of the country want to celebrate Republic Day with the soldiers of the country” echoing something similar to the historical call of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ of the 1960s.

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“No anti-social elements will be allowed to infiltrate the rally.

“Haryana and Delhi Police have been requested to cooperate as well. The parade will be held in a peaceful manner, and not disrupt the official Republic Day parade. There will also be no threat to national heritage sites, or any other site,” a farmer leader said on Sunday.

A detailed information regarding the parade will be shared soon, and as of now, the plan is to take out the parade on Outer Ring Road, the Morcha has said.

The farmers would hoist the Tricolour on their vehicles apart from carrying the flags of the farmers organisations.

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A farmer leader said that no flag of any political party will be allowed.

The family members of fallen farmers, defence personnel, sportspersons were expected to take part in the parade.

Several states are likely to be represented in the programme planned next week.

Farmers, who would not be able to come to Delhi to participate in the parade would organise similar parades at state capitals and district headquarters.

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The next round of meeting between the farmer organisations and the government will be held on Tuesday at Vigyan Bhawan.

Source: IANS

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