Sansad Chalo: Farmers postpone their march to Parliament
New Delhi : Farmers on Saturday deferred their sansad chalo or march to Parliament call two days before the Centre is to introduce a bill that will cancel the three farm bills which sparked massive protest from the farmers.
The decision was announced after a meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a farmers' front tasked with deciding the future course of action after the big U-turn by the Centre.
Earlier in the day, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had requested farmers to end their protest and return home at earliest.
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and announced that his government will introduce a bill to repeal the three laws. The farmer unions insist that the protest would go on till the laws are formally repealed and other demands are met.
A legal guarantee on the minimum support prices is one of their demands.
Earlier, farmers had said that they will march to the Parliament on Monday - 60 tractors and over 1,000 people, according to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait - to underline their resolve in this matter.