After discussions with farmer leaders, police have mutually agreed on 3 routes for the tractor rally on R-Day. Police & farmer leaders have visited the routes. “There are some anti-national elements that can create disruption & we're careful about that” said Delhi CP SN Shrivastava. Police have made tight security arrangements at the venue of a farmers' rally here and protesters are not allowed to march from south Mumbai to the Raj Bhavan, a senior police official said on Monday. Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have come to participate in a rally at the Azad Maidan in south Mumbai on Monday against the Centre's three new farm laws.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has asked the farmers to take part in the agitation from January 23 to 26, including rallies to the Governors of states. The farmers also arrived at the Singhu border as they plan to conduct the rally on Delhi's outer ring road.
Meanwhile another farmer’s showdown started at Maharashtra against firm laws. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will not attend the farmers' protest in south Mumbai's Azad Maidan today. However, the CM has sent a message to the protesters, expressing his support. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat attended the agitation.
Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai on Sunday evening to participate in a rally at the state capital on Monday against the Centre's three new farm laws. Police have stepped up security at Azad Maidan, the rally's venue, and personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been deployed there. Drones will also be used to keep an eye on the event, a police official said. The All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit in a statement said around 15,000 farmers had set out for the state capital from Nashik on Saturday in several tempos and other vehicles. Farmers from various places had gathered in Nashik and started their journey towards Mumbai on Saturday. Many peasants also joined on the way, the AIKS said. They halted at Ghatandevi near Igatpuri hill town for overnight stay. However, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said, "This march (in Mumbai) is not at all required because the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of the Acts. The government has proposed to suspend the laws for two years. Hence, the agitation is only for publicity."