Karnataka Bengaluru January 26 Highlights: Farmers tractor rally enters Bengaluru City
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 26 Highlights: The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.
Thousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles.
Karnataka Bengaluru News January 26 Highlights: Thousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’. The farmers are now driving the tractor rally towards Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru. The tractor rally entered into the city from Mysuru road, Tumkur road and Devanahalli into the city by afternoon.
The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.
The rally is being held in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi.
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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has made arrangements for the live streaming of the event. (Representational)
Raita Sangha leader, Badagalapura Nagendra, said the event has been organised under the banner of Samyukta Horata-Karnataka Vedike. Farmers from Kalyana Karnataka(Hyderabad Karnataka), North Karnataka, Mysuru and Kodagu will take part in the rally.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner said no farmer organisation had come forward to take permission for the tractor parade in the city. Bengaluru police commissioner, Kamal Pant said, "If farmers come in cars, buses and jeeps there is no problem. Whatever permissions we have been giving for rallies will be given. There is no permission to do any tractor rally inside the city".
Meanwhile, in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the public will not be allowed to attend the Republic Day event at the Manekshaw Parade Ground in Central Bengaluru, said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad.
“Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided to celebrate Republic Day in a simple manner this year. The public will be barred from the event and there will be no cultural programmes,” Manjunath Prasad added.
The KSRP, CRPF, BSF, traffic police, fire and emergency services, dog squad and the police band will be among the 21 marching contingents, comprising 750 personnel, taking part in the event on Tuesday.