UP govt denies allegation that it’s ‘not supplying’ diesel for farmer’s tractor parade

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government on Monday warned the agitating farmers against falling for the rumours and disinformation on social media about the tractor rally, and said it had not issued any orders to deny diesel to farmers planning to hold a parade tomorrow.

“The Uttar Pradesh government has not issued any order asking any petrol pump to deny diesel to farmers’ tractors. A Congress spokesperson is spreading this disinformation on social media. There is no such order,” a statement from the UP government said.

Earlier today, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday criticised the Central Government for creating hurdles in the tractor parade planned by the farmers to protest against the three farm laws.

Harsimrat said after water cannons, tear gas and NIA cases, the decision of the Uttar Pradesh government to not supply diesel to farmers for tractor parade was oppression.

Such oppression would only make farmers more resolute about the agitation, she wrote on Twitter.