Farmers from across the state of Karnataka are arriving in the capital city of Bangalore to show solidarity with the farmers’ Republic Day Parade rally in Delhi tomorrow. Farmers have released Republic Day route, as farmers all the thirty one districts of Karnataka will be arriving in the city on January, 26 2021 in large numbers.
The farmers arriving from the districts in their vehicles and tractors will be entering the city from four directions and will be assembling at five points around the city. Farmers from Kodagu will join farmers in Mysuru, Mandya, Ramanagara, and enter the city via Mysore road and march till Sangolli Rayanna Railway station. Vehicles coming from Chikkaballapura and Devanahalli districts will be assembling at Nandi Upahar hotel and start marching towards the city via Bellary road. Those arriving from Shivamogga, Hasan, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Vijayapura via Tumkur road will congregate at nice road junction and march into the city. Vehicles from Kolar district will be assembling at the Hoskote toll junction and start marching into the city from this point.
Farmers arriving in the city will come together at the railway station and will be joined by various workers and farmers’ unions in the state and march towards the freedom park. Speaking to Gauri Lankesh News, Sidagouda Modagi one of the leaders of the Samyukta Karnataka said, “there are thousands of farmers getting ready to leave from the districts.” Explaining the demands of the protesting farmers, Modagi said, “we do not want these reforms that the government is imposing on us. We see these reforms as an effort by the central government to privatise agriculture.” According to the leader, farmers in Karnataka are also protesting Karnataka government’s decision to implement these laws.