Hundreds of tractors from Punjab cross Karnal


Tribune News Service

Karnal, January 23

Hundreds of farmers from Punjab and Haryana on Saturday crossed the city in hi-tech tractors and tractors-laden trailers to participate in the Republic Day parade.

The tractors carried the flags of various unions and posters with the slogans of “Kisan Ekta Zindabad”, “No Farmer No Food” and “Kaale Kannon Radd Karo”.

Kanwar Singh from Ludhiana said, “Considering the kind of enthusiasm among people, a huge number of tractors are expected to be part of the parade. From Ludhiana alone, hundreds of tractors today left for the Delhi border.”

Angrej Singh, another farmer from Ambala, during a brief halt on NH-44, said, “Our tractor parade will be peaceful. We want to send across a message that farmers from all states are united against the three agriculture laws.”

Ram Singh from Patiala, who was on his way to the Delhi border with two tractor-laden trailers, said, “The R-Day parade is just a trailer. If the government did not consider our demands, we will intensify the protest.”

Sources said not only farm activists, but a large number of youths having no connection with any organisation were going to participate in the parade.

Hundreds of tractors from Punjab cross Karnal