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December 23, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights | Government ready for discussion on draft proposal, reiterates Narendra Singh Tomar

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The protest against the new farm reform laws at border points of Delhi has entered the 28th day today.

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 28th day today. Protesting farmer unions deferred a decision on the central government's offer for fresh talks till today, even as Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar expressed the hope that they will soon resume the dialogue to resolve the impasse over the new agri laws. Agitating farmers have claimed that there is nothing new in the Centre's latest letter
to them seeking a date for the next round of talks, as they held a day-long 'relay' hunger strike at all protest sites on Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to press their demand for the repeal of the agri reform laws. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system being retained. Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate. Protesting farmers fear that the new laws will dismantle the MSP system and corporatise farming.
  • Farmers' Protest News Highlights | Government ready for discussion on draft proposal, reiterates Narendra Singh Tomar
    Farmers' protest LIVE updates | File image of the 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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