Bengaluru: A massive tractor parade and farmers’ convention is organized on January 26th in Bengaluru, in support of the farmer’s protests happening in Delhi over the last 59 days demanding the repeal of the farm laws.
Samyukta Horata (United Struggle) – Karnataka will be organizing this program in which farmers from all parts of the state will join-in on their tractors, informed Badagalapura Nagendra, the leader of the movement and senior leader of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS). He also informed that this is a movement of the farmers and the workers. Farmers, Workers, and supporters of the movement from all regions of Karnataka including Mumbai-Karnataka, Hyderabad-Karnataka, Madikeri-Mysore regions will participate in this program. Approximately 25000 people are joining in from the other districts. More tractors are joining in from the neighboring districts. Other vehicles including two-wheelers will also participate in the parades.
A tractor rally will be start off from Kutta in Madikeri on January 25th. This rally will reach Mysore through the Ponnampete – B Mangala – Gonikoppa – Tithimathi – Hunasuru route. From Mysore, the rally will continue on the Pandavapura – Mandya route to join in Bengaluru via Bidadi.
The vehicles coming in from places nearing Belgaum and Hubballi will stay overnight at Chitradurga. The vehicles coming in from places nearing Raichur and Bellary will stay overnight at the Tumakuru Matha. Vehicles are joining in from Chikkaballapura and Kolar region too. All the vehicles will assemble at 11 AM at the outskirts and will enter the city at 12 PM.
On the morning of January 26th, Senior Freedom fighter and Activist HS Doreswamy will hoist the flag at the Freedom Park and demand the repeal of the farm laws. Badagalapura Nagendra says- This movement is the united struggle of the Farmers, Dalits, Workers, Women’s, Youth and Students organizations.
More than 25000 people will be participating in the program.