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January 25, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Sharad Pawar warns govt, says farmers will 'destroy' new agri laws

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 61st day. The protesting farmers will be holding a tractor rally in the national capital tomorrow

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 61st day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. The protest started on November 26. 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. The Supreme Court had earlier ordered a stay on the implementation of these contentious laws, hoping it will end the protest. The farm union leaders have also rejected Centre's proposal to suspend implementation of the laws for the 18 months. The farmers are set to stage a tractor rally in Delhi tomorrow.
  • January 25, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

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  • January 25, 2021 / 10:23 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Entire country stands with farmers, says Rajasthan Congress ahead of tractor parades

    Rajasthan Congress leaders on Monday said the entire country and the party is with the farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws.

    Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra said it will be a historic day when farmers take out the tractor parades in the national capital on Tuesday. The Congress stands united with farmers, Dotasra said.

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  • January 25, 2021 / 10:22 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Hundreds of tractor-borne farmers stopped from proceeding to Delhi: Police

    The Mathura police on Monday claimed it has persuaded hundreds of tractor-borne farmers against proceeding to join tractor parade in Delhi on the Republic Day and made them return home. Mathura Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shirish Chandra said hundreds of Delhi-bound farmers from Mat, Baldeo, Bajna, Raya and Goverdhan areas of the district agreed to halt their tractor journey to the national capital and return home on long persuasion by the police.

  • January 25, 2021 / 10:20 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers in Maharashtra shouldn't pay tax, power bills: Raghunath Patil

    Farmer leader Raghunath Patil on Monday appealed to peasants in Maharashtra to not pay tax, pending loan and electricity bills, and threatened to 'break hands and legs' of anybody coming for their collection.

    Speaking to reporters, the veteran leader also targeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar and the Shiv Sena-led state government over the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane.

    'Soon after Gram Panchayat elections got over in Maharashtra, the state government issued orders to collect various tax and power bills. Various financial bodies also issued similar orders, but farmers will not repay anything as their income has gone down. If anyone comes for collection, we will break their hands and legs,' the Shetkari Sanghatna leader said. (PTI)

  • January 25, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | No question of redrafting three farm laws, repeal them: TMC to Govt

    The Trinamool Congress on Monday urged the government to repeal the new contentious agrarian legislation in the upcoming budget session of Parliament and said there is no question of short cuts or rewriting the three farm laws.

    TMC Rajya Sabha floor leader Derek O’ Brien alleged that the three laws were bulldozed through the Parliament's monsoon session and remarked that he was among the eight Rajya Sabha MPs who were suspended over protesting against the passage of these bills.

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  • January 25, 2021 / 08:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 'Misapprehensions' in initial stages of reforms, but govt dedicated to farmers' welfare: President Ram Nath Kovind

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid tributes to farmers saying every Indian is grateful to them for ensuring food security in our vast and populous country, and gave the assurance that the government is devoted to farmers'' welfare.

    "Every Indian salutes our farmers, who have made our vast and populous country self-reliant in food-grains and dairy products. Despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic, our farmers sustained the agricultural production," he said in his address on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day.

    "A grateful nation is fully committed to the welfare of our farmers. Just as our hardworking farmers ensure food security for the country, the brave soldiers of the armed forces ensure security of our national boundaries amid severest conditions," Kovind said.

  • January 25, 2021 / 08:29 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers' tractor parade: ISBT Anand Vihar to remain closed during the day

    The interstate bus terminus (ISBT) at Anand Vihar will remain closed on Tuesday during the day as a precautionary measure in view of the proposed tractor parade by farmers protesting the Centre''s new farm laws, officials said.

    The decision was taken after a request to keep the ISBT closed was received from the police as a part of their law and order arrangements in view of Republic Day and farmers'' tractor parade on Tuesday, they said.

    "As a precautionary measure, the ISBT at Anand Vihar will remain closed during the day time. All the buses destined for that ISBT will be diverted to iSBT Sarai Kale Khan," said K K Dahiya, Special Commissioner (operations) of Delhi government''s transport department.

  • January 25, 2021 / 07:57 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Victory of farmers' movement is certain: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

    The victory of the farmers' movement against the Centre's new agri laws is certain, senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Monday as he called upon them to ensure their ''tractor parade'' in Delhi on Republic Day remains peaceful.

    Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the laws at various Delhi border points since November 28 last year and on Tuesday, they will take out tractor parades that will pass through the national capital.

    "The victory of the farmers'' movement is certain as their agitation is peaceful and disciplined," Hooda, who is the leader of opposition in the Haryana assembly, said in a statement here.

  • January 25, 2021 / 06:50 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | On February 1, we will march on foot towards Parliament in Delhi: Krantikari Kisan Union

  • January 25, 2021 / 06:02 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Traffic police asks commuters to avoid routes affected by tractor rally

    The Delhi Traffic Police on January 25 asked commuters to avoid the routes where protesting farmers will hold their tractor rally or 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on Republic Day.

    Farmer unions had on Sunday finalised three routes, originating from Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points, for the rally.

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  • January 25, 2021 / 06:01 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Punjab CM appeals to farmers to ensure tractor parade remains peaceful

    Ahead of farmers' tractor parade in Delhi on Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to farmers to ensure their rally remains peaceful as their stir against agri laws has been so far. Farmer leaders have said that they will take out a tractor parade on the Republic Day.

    On Sunday, the Delhi Police said the farmers'' proposed tractor parade will start after the time period of the Republic Day celebration has ended.

    Singh termed farmers'' tractor rally a "testimony to the celebration of the Indian Republic and its constitutional ethos".

  • January 25, 2021 / 06:00 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP hatching conspiracy to refuse diesel for farmers' tractor rally: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of hatching a conspiracy against farmers by issuing directions for non-provision of diesel for their tractor rally on Tuesday, while the BSP requested the Centre to withdraw the three contentious agriculture laws.

    "Today, the Constitution, Republic-Democracy and Independence are in danger," Yadav said in a document titled ''Gantantra Divas Mahaghoshnaa'' that was shared by him on Twitter on Monday.

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