Tractor March on Republic Day: While several petrol pumps in Punjab are offering free petrol and diesel to farmers amid protest, a petrol pump in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, has disagreed to provide fuel in bottles and for tractors.
There are several petrol pumps in Punjab which are extending solidarity with farmers by providing free petrol and diesel to them.
In a picture making rounds of the Internet, a petrol pump in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh is denying fuel in bottles and for tractors. “Oil will not be given in tractor and bottle,” reads the poster in Hindi slated on the petrol pump.
This comes at a time when farmers are all set for tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is trying to convince farmers not to carry tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day while farmers made it clear that they will perform tractor rally on Delhi’s outer ring road.
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders while the 11th round of meeting between the farmers and the Centre also remained inconclusive. Since no date has been fixed for the next meeting, it seems that the deadlock may continue between both the sides.
The farmers’ protest has intensified against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.