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January 22, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Centre, asks 'Agriculture is a state subject under Schedule 7'

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 58th day. The farmers' union leaders and the Centre are expected to hold the next round of talks today

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 58th 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 farmers' protest. Yesterday, the farm union leaders said they are rejecting the Centre's proposal to suspend the implementation of the laws for the next 18 months. The farmers' union leaders and the government are holding another round of talks today.
  • January 22, 2021 / 09:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Centre, asks 'Agriculture is a state subject under Schedule 7'

    Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on January 22 hit out at the PM Narendra Modi government. He mentioned that he received report of 76 farmers have passed away during the protest against three farm laws. He also added, his government will provide government job to one family member of those from Punjab who die in agitation at Delhi borders. 

    "Is there a Constitution in this country?Agriculture is a state subject under Schedule 7.Why did Centre change it without discussion in Parliament?They passed it in Lok Sabha as they'd more members. In Rajya Sabha,it was passed in chaos as they sensed things can go wrong," he said. 

  • January 22, 2021 / 07:18 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Talks between farmer unions, Centre remain inconclusive; NS Tomar slams people for misleading farmers

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on January 22 said that the talks between the government and the farmer unions remained inconclusive as farmers' welfare was not at the heart of talks from the unions' side. 

    He reiterated that despite the government seeking for alternatives, the farmers only want the repeal of the laws. "We asked them to reconsider our proposal as it is in the interest of farmers and the country. We asked them to convey their decision tomorrow."

    Adding more, he hit out at people for misleading the farmers and said that that no good is going to come out from the agitation. 

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  • January 22, 2021 / 05:42 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Tractor rally will take place on January 26 as planned, BKU's  Rakesh Tikait says

    Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on January 22 said reiterated tha as planned, the tractor rally will take place on January 26.

  • January 22, 2021 / 05:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 11th round of meetings between farmer unions, government ends

    The 11th round of meetings between farmer unions and the government over the three farm laws ends "No date for the next meeting has been fixed by the government," State President of BKU Krantikari (Punjab) Surjeet Singh Phul said. 

  • January 22, 2021 / 03:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Centre asks farm leaders to reconsider proposal for suspending three reform laws; Unions stick to repeal demand

    Farmer unions today told the government they want a complete repeal of three contentious farm reform laws even as the Centre asked them to reconsider its proposal for putting the Acts on hold for 12-18 months, as the two sides met for their 11th round of talks to resolve the nearly-two-month long deadlock. (Input from PTI)

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  • January 22, 2021 / 03:18 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Don't let ‘ego’ come in way of breaking farm laws impasse: Uma Bharti

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti today said the Centre and protesting farmers should ensure that stubbornness and ego do not come in the way of resolving differences over the new agriculture reform laws.

    The former Union minister said it is after a gap of more than 30 years that farmers have gathered near Delhi to push for their demands. (Input from PTI)

  • January 22, 2021 / 02:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Haryana Police cancels leave of its personnel till further orders

    In the wake of the farmers' ongoing agitation and their plan to hold a tractor rally on Republic Day, the Haryana Police yesterday decided to cancel leave of its personnel till further orders.

    The farmers protesting against the new farm laws have stuck to their demand to take out a tractor rally on Delhi's busy Outer Ring Road on January 26, which is celebrated as Republic Day in India. (Input from PTI)

  • January 22, 2021 / 02:06 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | The 11th round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three central ministers are underway to break the nearly two-month-long deadlock on the three new agriculture reform laws.

    In the last round of meeting held on January 20, the government yielded some ground in its bid to end the farmers' protest on various border points of the national capital. The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions. The farmers are reportedly likely to tell the government that its proposal is not acceptable to them.

  • January 22, 2021 / 01:06 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | In this tweet from ANI: Visuals of the 11th round of talks between the Centre and the farmers' union leaders.

  • January 22, 2021 / 12:51 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi today launched a fierce attack on the Centre over the farmers' agitation and said the government has shown "shocking insensitivity and arrogance going through the charade of consultations".

    Addressing a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), she alleged that it was now abundantly clear that the three farm laws were prepared in haste and Parliament was consciously denied an opportunity to examine in any meaningful detail their implications and impacts. (Input from PTI)

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  • January 22, 2021 / 12:24 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | In this tweet from ANI: Visuals of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reaching Vigyan Bhawan to participate in the 11th round of talks with farmers' union leaders.

  • January 22, 2021 / 12:06 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has arrived for the meeting at Vigyan Bhawan.

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