Farmers, who continue to lead protests against new farm laws maintaining their stand that they want new legislation to be repealed, on Thursday warned the Centre for another tractor march on Republic Day (January 26).

"We will participate in the parade on 26th January. The tanks will be on one side and the tractors on the other. Today's rally was good. People will come to Delhi in large numbers on that day too to take part in the parade," said Rakesh Tikat, spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union.

Meanwhile, speaking on the impasse, Punjab BJP leader Surjit Kumar Jyani who met Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said, "Government is ready to listen but farmers are being stubborn. Law & order in Punjab is ruined. Sit-in protests are being done outside houses of our workers. The language being used and the kind of hooliganism in Punjab — we talked about it."

He further added that the government is ready to fulfil all the demands of farmers. But farmers are now saying that the laws be repealed. Why are they saying that? I think farmer unions don't want a solution. I think their plan is something else.

The developments have come just a before the eighth round of talks. The government and the farmer unions stuck to their respective positions on Thursday -- the agitating farmers took out tractor rallies to press their demand for rollback of new agri laws and the Centre asserted it is ready to consider any proposal other than their repeal.

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