Two farmer unions withdraw from protest after Jan 26 violence

The Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) on Wednesday announced that they are pulling out from the ongoing farmers’ protest. 

Both the farmers’ unions condemned the violence that broke out on Tuesday during the tractor rally in New Delhi.

Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan’s VM Singh said, “We can’t carry forward a protest with someone whose direction is something else. So we are withdrawing from this protest right away.”

He added that the agitation will continue until we get MSP guarantee but the protest will not continue like this. 

Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) said he is deeply pained to see the violence in Delhi and also withdrawing from the protest.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of the security situation and measures taken to ensure peace in the city, officials said.

22 FIRs have been registered by Delhi police over violence.

Chaos unfolded on Tuesday as protesting farmers broke through barriers, fought with police and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort.