Farmer unions cancelled their planned march to Parliament on February 1 when the Budget would be presented, but they said their agitation against the farm laws will continue.
This decision by farmer unions came a day after violence during their tractor rally in the national capital that left nearly 400 police personnel injured. The farmer leaders alleged that there was a conspiracy behind Tuesday’s incidents and demanded a probe.
They said public meetings and hunger strikes will be held across the country on January 30 on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary to emphasise on peace and non-violence.
Thirty seven farmer leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav, Darshan Pal, Medha Patkar and Gurnam Singh Chaduni, have been named in an FIR in connection with the violence during the tractor parade.
The tractor parade was meant to highlight the demands of the farmer unions but created chaos on Republic day as tens of thousands of protesters, wielding sticks and holding the tricolour and union flags, broke barriers, clashed with police and entered the city from various points to lay siege to the Red Fort and climb the flagpole on Republic Day.