The development came following two eventful days that saw a midnight crackdown on protesting volunteers, leading to the arrest of Yadav and allegations of police high-handedness. Police had also seized their ploughs.

Addressing a press conference after a meeting with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Yadav, flanked by AAP MP Dharamveera Gandhi and the party's Timarpur MLA Pankaj Pushkar, said Swaraj Abhiyan will temporarily install the plough and earthen pots brought from across the country in the capital after August 15.

"The plough, which is a symbol of prestige for us, will be returned to us as promised by the LG. We will install it temporarily for the time being but eventually we will take it to Delhi Race Course,” Yadav said.

"LG apprised us about certain security issues and has requested us not to hold any protests in the city till August 15. We have taken his request into consideration and have decided to honour it," he added. The group urged people to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to address the farmers' issues in his Independence day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort.

"On Independence Day we will hold a dialogue in a rural area and will analyse his speech with farmers," former AAP leader cited. The move is seen as a climbdown as earlier in the day the group had announced its decision to sit on a fast at Jantar Mantar, despite police denying permission to carry out any further protests at the site.

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