Two Farmer Groups Pull Support From Protests Day After Republic Day Tractor Rally Violence
Two farmers' unions have pulled out of the 60-day-old protest at Delhi's borders against the centre's three contentious farm laws after Tuesday's violence at Red Fort and other pockets as the Republic Day tractor rally went rogue.
The decision, announced by pan-India organisation Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and a faction of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) came even as the farmers' umbrella body Samyukt Kisan Morcha distanced itself from those behind the clashes and alleged a conspiracy to "torpedo" their peaceful movement.
"I can't carry forward protest with someone whose direction is different. I wish them best but I and the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan are withdrawing from the protest," VM Singh said.
Correction: I can't carry forward protest with someone whose direction is different. I wish them best but VM Singh & Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan* are withdrawing from the protest: VM Singh, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan & All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee pic.twitter.com/kXC70UvRWZ