Punjab Farmers' Protest: Have Enough Food, Supplies For 2 Months, Prepared: Farmers Tell NDTV
As thousands of farmers headed to Delhi on Thursday for a massive protest march, they marched alongside tractors carrying enough supplies to last them for months.
Farmers from six states had been planning the "Delhi Chalo" protest for two months against the centre's new farm laws that. Teargas, water cannons and a large police contingent failed to stop them from crossing over to Haryana en route to Delhi.
"We have enough ration for two and a half to three months," said Tarpreet Uppal, travelling in a modified tractor that is their lifeline.
"There is a 5,000 litre tank, gas stove, inverter, every facility you can think of. We have mattresses, quilts, enough vegetables," he told NDTV, asserting that the farmers had no intention of returning home soon. They have tarpaulin to cover the tractor and protect them from the rising winter chill.
"We will stay in Delhi as long as it takes. We are going to win Delhi."
Mr Uppal said the last time they protested, in Punjab, it hardly made a dent. ""So this time, we will force them to take notice."