Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Mahendra Singh Tikait has said that the farmers would “lay a siege” to the national capital on March 9 to press for various demands, including amendment in the Land Acquisition Act.

Addressing a meeting of farmers in Sisauli near here on Wednesday, Mr. Tikait said the farmers, under the banner of BKU, would stage dharnas in Delhi and block national highways at Sonepat, Rohtak, Palwal and Madola alongside the Delhi border.

The BKU president asked the farmers to prepare for a “final battle” in support of their demands, including amendment in the Land Acquisition Act.