New Delhi:  Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra will participate in a rally at the state capital Mumbai on Monday against the Centre’s three new farm laws. Police have stepped up security at Azad Maidan, the rally’s venue in south Mumbai, and personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been deployed there.Also Read - 4 Reasons Why Tourism is The Next Growth Engine For India, TAAI President Jyoti Mayal Explains

The All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) Maharashtra unit in a statement said around 15,000 farmers had set out for the state capital from Nashik on Saturday in several tempos and other vehicles. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and some other prominent leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the state will address the rally on Monday, the release said. Also Read - Budget Glossary 2022: Key Economic Terms Decoded to Understand FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Speech

The state Congress unit, which is an ally of the MVA, has already extended its support to the protest. Also Read - Identify 10 Tasks to be Completed in Next 3 Months, Work on Time-bound Targets to Increase People's Ease of Living: PM Modi to DMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees via video conferencing on Monday (January 25), said an official statement. The virtual interaction will take place tomorrow at 12 pm. 32 applicants from across the country, under different categories of ‘Bal Shakti Puraskar’, have been selected for PMRBP-2021.

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