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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.
  • December 23, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

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  • December 23, 2020 / 08:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Left exploited farmers in Tripura, Kerala, Bengal; their stand on farm laws hypocritical: BJP

    Terming the Left parties'' stand on the three farm laws "hypocritical", the BJP on Wednesday accused them of "exploiting" the farmers while in power in Tripura, Kerala and West Bengal.
    Wherever the Left parties were in power, there was "nothing left" for the farmers and the economy, party spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters.

    "For 25 years, till 2018, there was a Left government in Tripura. I feel sad in saying that there was no MSP in the state for 25 years. Today, the Left leaders are acting as well wishers of the farmers, but all they did was to exploit them.

    "The first thing the BJP did after coming to power in Tripura in 2018 was procurement of paddy. As much as 48,716 tonnes of paddy was procured from 27,735 farmers at an expenditure of Rs 86.65 crore," he said.

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  • December 23, 2020 / 06:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India: Government is constantly holding talks with so-called Farmers' leaders & organisations, who're not associated with our movement at all. This is an attempt to break our movement. Government is dealing with protesting farmers, the way it deals with its opposition. We urge the government not to repeat those meaningless amendments which we have rejected but come up with a concrete proposal in writing so that it can be made an agenda, and the process of negotiation can be started as soon as possible.

  • December 23, 2020 / 05:58 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Group of farmers perform yagna for govt's change of heart on agri laws

    A group of farmers here on Wednesday organised a yagna seeking a change of heart by the government on the new agri laws.
    The yagna was organised on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.

    "We organised the yagna for ''buddhi-shuddhi'' of the government so that it could understand the repercussion of the new agri laws and withdraw it," Bhartiya Kisan Union (Asli) divisional president Sanjay Gandhi said.

  • December 23, 2020 / 05:13 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 9 crore farmers will receive Rs 18000 crores in their accounts as part of PM Kisan Saman Nidhi Yojna: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Narendra Singh Tomar
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  • December 23, 2020 / 05:02 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 5 TMC MPs meet farmers on relay hunger strike at Singhu border

    Following Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's direction, five lawmakers of the party on Wednesday met and interacted with farmers who are on a relay hunger strike at Singhu border.

    The five MPs include Derek O'Brien, Satabdi Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Pratima Mondal and Md Nadimul Haque.

    Earlier, TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari had said his party will not only keep on fighting for farmers' rights but will also continue to work together to strengthen the democracy.

  • December 23, 2020 / 04:59 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on farmers' protest

  • December 23, 2020 / 04:26 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Mamata Banerjee speaks to farmers protesting at Singhu border, assures of her support

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on December 23 spoke to the farmers camping at the national capital's Singhu border protesting the Central farm laws and assured them of her support in their stir, the Trinamool Congress said.

    This was the second time in a month that the TMC supremo had a telephonic interaction with the agitating farmers.

  • December 23, 2020 / 04:01 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar: Through various schemes, we will fill all gaps in agriculture sector, which will benefit farmers and ensure they get the right price. Even during COVID-19 pandemic, we saw that work related to farming and agriculture wasn't affected. I'm hopeful that farmers' unions will discuss our request. Whatever they want to add and subtract from the government's proposal, they should tell us. We're ready for a discussion at the time and date of their convenience. I'm hopeful of a solution.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:51 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Various activists arrested in the  Elgar Parishad-Maoist links' case are observing a day-long hunger strike on Wednesday at Taloja jail in Maharashtra in support of farmers who are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws. The activists, in a joint statement on the occasion of the National Farmers' Day, said they are lodged in the jail in Navi Mumbai and cannot participate physically in the farmers' agitation.

    Hence, they are observing a day-long symbolic hunger strike in the jail. "The demands you (farmers) have raised are absolutely right and just," they said in the statement, conveyed through advocate Nihalsingh Rathod.
     

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  • December 23, 2020 / 03:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Haryana Police has registered a case against 13 farmers on various charges including attempt to murder and rioting after a group of peasants protesting against the Centre's new farm laws had allegedly blocked and hurled sticks at Chief Minister M L Khattar's convoy. On Tuesday, agroup of protesting farmers had shown black flags to Khattar when his convoy was passing through Ambala City. Some of the farmers had allegedly tried to block Khattar's motorcade but police managed to provide a safe passage to the chief minister after some time. The case against the farmers was registered late Tuesday on the complaint of some security personnel. Police on Wednesday said some farmers tried to charge towards the convoy and blocked its movement for some time. They said some farmers also allegedly hurled sticks towards some vehicles in the motorcade.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Haryana Police has registered a case against 13 farmers on various charges including attempt to murder and rioting after a group of peasants protesting against the Centre's new farm laws had allegedly blocked and hurled sticks at Chief Minister M L Khattar's convoy. On Tuesday, agroup of protesting farmers had shown black flags to Khattar when his convoy was passing through Ambala City. Some of the farmers had allegedly tried to block Khattar's motorcade but police managed to provide a safe passage to the chief minister after some time. The case against the farmers was registered late Tuesday on the complaint of some security personnel. Police on Wednesday said some farmers tried to charge towards the convoy and blocked its movement for some time. They said some farmers also allegedly hurled sticks towards some vehicles in the motorcade.

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