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December 30, 2020 / 11:02 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab Governor to summon Chief Secy, DGP over vandalism of over 1600 mobile towers

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 35th day. The Centre and the protesting farmer unions have resumed talks to end the deadlock.

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 35th day today. The Centre and the protesting farmer unions will resume stalled talks today with farmers sticking to their hardline position that the parleys will only be on the modalities of repealing the three new agri reform laws and giving a legal guarantee on the MSP
among other issues. Ahead of the crucial sixth round of talks after a three-week hiatus, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal met senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah. Sources said they discussed and finalised the government's position for the meeting. 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.
  • December 30, 2020 / 08:29 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Punjab Governor to summon Chief Secy, DGP over vandalism of over 1600 mobile towers

    Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore took a serious note of vandalism during the ongoing protest of farmers, wherein over 1600 mobile towers have been damaged in the past few days. He has decided to summon the Chief Secretary and DGP to Raj Bhavan to seek a report and to express his serious concerns on the matter. 

    The decision was taken after a representation was handed by the top BJP leaders of Punjab to Governor today, detailing violence & obstructions that the BJP leaders and party workers have been subjected during these protests and the failure of the law enforcement agencies in preventing it. 

  • December 30, 2020 / 08:14 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union: Issues related to stubble burning and electricity were sorted in today's meeting. Two of our main issues still need to be resolved. We'll discuss topics related to MSP and repealing of three Farm laws in the next meeting on 4th Jan. 

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  • December 30, 2020 / 08:03 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Balkaran Singh Brar, Punjab President, All India Kisan Sabha: Talks were positive today. Govt has been saying that we should end agitation and form a committee. But we didn't listen to them. We won't take back our movement. We won't form any committee. We'll discuss MSP in next meet.

  • December 30, 2020 / 07:52 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Discussion on legal aspect of MSP and other issues to continue on Jan 4, says Narendra Singh Tomar

    Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, while addressing the media after conclusion of 6th round of talks with farmers' unions discussion on legal status of MSP and other issues will continue on January 4 at 2 pm.  

  • December 30, 2020 / 07:46 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Centre has decided to roll back provisions in stubble burning, draft electricity law, says Tomar

    After the 6th round of talks with farmers' unions at Vigyan Bhawan on December 30 concluded, Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that both the Centre and farm bodies' leader agreed to farmers' exclusion in stubble burning provisions. 

    Addressing the press conference, Tomar said that consensus was reached on that electricity subsidy given to farmers by states for irrigation should continue. Adding more, the Union Minister said, "There were 4 points on agenda today, out of which 2 points have been agreed upon. Talks concluded on a very good note, which further resulted in the formation of a healthy environment. Unions want 3 farm laws to be repealed."

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  • December 30, 2020 / 07:29 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Consensus on 2 out of 4 issues reached between both sides during meeting, says Narendra Singh Tomar 

    As the meeting between farmer leaders and Union government at Vigyan Bhawan concluded on December 30, central minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that consensus on 2 out of 4 issues reached between both sides. 

  • December 30, 2020 / 07:24 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer-Centre meeting concludes, next meeting on January 4

    The meeting between farmer leaders and Union government at Vigyan Bhawan concluded on December 30. The next meeting date has been set as January 4, 2021. 

  • December 30, 2020 / 05:29 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leaders seek justice, compensation for kin who died during protest

    Farmer leaders demand justice and compensation for the families of the farmers who died during the protest during the meeting with Union Government over three farm laws underway at Vigyan Bhawan. During discussions, the government tells farmer leaders that a committee could be formed to deliberate on the farmers' demands regarding the three farm laws.

  • December 30, 2020 / 04:05 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar share food with farmer leaders during the lunch break at Vigyan Bhawan, where the government is holding talks with farmers on three farm reform laws.

  • December 30, 2020 / 04:04 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers leaders have reportedly sought compensation for the families of the farmers who died during the protest.

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  • December 30, 2020 / 03:56 PM IST

     Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Akhilesh Yadav claims ground level BJP workers want withdrawal of new farm laws: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that the ruling BJP's ground level workers also want withdrawal of three new farm laws as they feel they will not be able to face the people. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting at various borders of the national capital for more than a month against the three new laws.

    In a tweet in Hindi, the SP chief said, The BJP government should not 'cheat' farmers of the entire country for the benefit of a few rich friends and in today's talks, withdraw the agriculture laws. The truth is that the ground level worker of the BJP also wants the same because he is not able garner the courage to go among the general people. Political leadership of India has never been so barren.

  • December 30, 2020 / 03:55 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Hold direct talks with PM for successful outcome: Cong, SAD to farmers

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress on Wednesday appealed to farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws to hold direct talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, otherwise the dialogue will not yield any results. Commenting on farmer leaders' meeting with the Centre over the laws on Wednesday, former Union minister and Akali Dal's Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said they shouldn't fall into trap of extended meetings, which yield nothing.

    Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar too favoured direct talks with the PM, saying the involvement of the prime minister or Union home minister is a must for a successful dialogue. Our farmers are on the cusp of victory. I appeal to them to hold direct talks with the PM to get these agri laws repealed," Badal said in a tweet.

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