The protesting farmers threatened to hold a tractor rally on Republic Day as demonstrations around the national capital’s borders escalate. “We have given a call for a tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26. Tractor parade with national flag on January 26 will be called ”Kisaan Parade”, said farmer leader Darshan Pal. More than 850 faculty members of various educational institutions across the country have come forward with a signature campaign in support of three contentious farm laws, against which thousands of farmers are protesting on borders of the national capital for over a month. Six round of talks have taken place between the Union government and the farmers’ unions so far. While a consensus was reached on issues related to the environment and Electricity Act, the deadlock continued on the two main demands, legal assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and complete rollback of the three farm laws. The next round of talks will take place on January 4.