Republic day parade will be unique this year as there will be no chief guest. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his visit due to the rise of Covid cases in UK. Government has downsized the spectators to 25000, parade route shortened, tableaux reduced save the replica of the Ram Temple of Ayodhya alone and ofcourse no child below 15 will partake in the parade. Jawans to wear masks and social distancing for the onlookers
Farmers’ from all across the country are marching towards Delhi in order to take part in the scheduled rally. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have reached on Tikri border as the farmers sit in for protest for nearly two months. Farmers’ leaders have said the tractor parade will remain peaceful and not affect the official Republic Day parade.
The farmers protesting against the Central government’s new farm laws have been given permission by the Delhi Police to hold a tractor rally on Republic Day. However, the protesters are not happy with the restrictions put on the rally by the police. Kisan unions say they wanted to go to the old Ring Road but have been given permission to hold a rally at a place which largely comes under Haryana.