The Samyukta Kisan Morcha meeting, which was being held on Wednesday evening, will decide the future course of the movement.
The farmer leaders said Lakhimpur Kheri incident was a ‘pre-planned conspiracy’ to ‘terrorize’ farmers, while demanding arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra.
The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said those whose killed BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri reacted only to vehicle running over protestors.
Marching on foot from the mahapanchayat venue to the mini-secretariat five kilometres away, farmers faced a water cannon as they neared the complex.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha said that electoral defeat will force the BJP-led government at the Centre to repeal the three farm laws.
Farm leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said various farmers’ teams will visit poll-bound states, including West Bengal and Kerala, to appeal to farmers to defeat the BJP.
Protesting farmers have accused the Centre of adopting ‘repressive’ measures against them
'I am not sure about who is behind the violence which took place during the rally but it looks like it was those that we kept out of the farmers’ protest', says Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav
Farmers' Protests: The tenth round of talks between the government and the protesting farmer unions is scheduled to be held on January 19.
The 50-km long rally will encircle the city and not disrupt the Republic Day parade, farmer leaders said.
The government is treating the farmers as its 'political opponents', a farmers union writes in a letter to Centre
We appeal to people to beat 'thalis' during Prime Minister Modi's Mann ki Baat address on December 27, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader says
Why yet another victory for the incumbent in Bihar flies in the face of the logic of democratic politics.
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav, Haryana Kisan Manch chief Prahalad Singh and numerous farmers have been detained in Haryana’s Sirsa district. They were protesting the recently passed farm laws.
Raising doubts about the impartiality of the probe, the CPI said the investigation by the Delhi Police is a 'conspiracy' aimed at criminalising those who speak against human rights violations and injustice, rather than catching the real perpetrators of the violence.
Yogendra Yadav also termed the reports 'factually incorrect', saying Delhi Police's supplementary chargesheet does not mention him as co-conspirator, or even as accused in Delhi Riots.
They have been accused of asking anti-CAA protesters to go to 'any extreme', spreading discontent in the community by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim, and organise demonstrations to 'malign the image of the Government of India'.
Along with Yadav, student leader Kawalpreet Kaur and advocate DS Bindra also found a mention in the chargesheet.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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