10,000 farmers from Agra region reach borders near Delhi
| Wednesday | 27th January, 2021
Despite heavy police deployment and checkpoints, over 10,000 farmers from Agra region finally reached the Delhi borders on private vehicles and buses on Monday. Most of them were unable to take their tractors due to strict checks and petrol pumps refusing to refuel.
Despite heavy police deployment and checkpoints, over 10,000 farmers from Agra region finally reached the Delhi borders on private vehicles and buses on Monday. Most of them were unable to take their tractors due to strict checks and petrol pumps refusing to refuel. Over 4,000 reached the Singhu and Chilla borders, while many others reached Ghazipur. Besides, 500 reached the protest site at Palwal.
Farmers moved in small groups to avoid barricades on national highways and Yamuna expressway. They took link roads. A large number of political and social workers also moved towards Delhi on Monday.
At Chilla border, Yogesh Pratap Singh, state president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), said, “To avoid being stopped by police, we had directed our workers to leave tractors and travel in private vehicles or board buses. On Monday evening, 1,500 workers in different groups from Agra, Etah, Kasganj, Aligarh, Firozabad, Mainpuri managed to reach Chilla."
Gajendra Singh Parihar, Agra region president of BKU`s Tikait group, said, “Despite being stopped, thousands of workers managed to reach Ghazipur border from Agra and Aligarh division. At least 100 tractors from the Agra region have left for Delhi in the past three days." Agra district president of BKU (Tikait), Rajveer Lawaniya, also reached Ghazipur border with 100 farmers on Monday.
“We were not allowed to take tractors to the Delhi border. They even stopped diesel at fuel stations. At least 50 tractors were turned away by police. But, defying all odds, over 10,000 farmers from Agra region have reached the Delhi borders,”
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