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January 15, 2021 / 10:41 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights | HP Congress holds protest outside Raj Bhawan in support of farmers

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 51st day. The 9th round of talks between the Centre and the leaders of farm bodies is underway.

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 51st 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 on January 12 ordered a stay of the implementation of the contentious three new farm laws hoping this will end the prolonged protests by the farmers and also constituted a four-member panel of agri experts to resolve the impasse between their leaders and the Centre. But in their response to what the apex court called an extraordinary order of stay, the farmer unions made it clear they will not call off the protests until the three laws enacted in September are repealed. The 9th round of talks between the Centre and the farm bodies is scheduled to take place on January 15.

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  • January 15, 2021 / 08:08 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | HP Congress holds protest outside Raj Bhawan in support of farmers

    The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Friday staged a protest outside the Raj Bhawan here in support of farmers agitating against the Centre's new agri laws. The state unit of the Congress observed the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas on he directions of the All India Congress Committee.

    State party presidentKuldeep Rathore said 'annadata' of the country has been sitting on the borders of Delhi for the last 51 days in protest against the three agricultural laws enacted by the Narendra Modi-led government. Rathore said the Centre has made every effort to suppress the farmers' movement by unfair means and is just buying time and indulging in unfruitful talks. 

    More than 60 farmers have died during the agitation so far but the central government is completely insensitive towards them, he said. The Modi government had promised to double the income of the country's farmers by 2023 but has brought them on the road with its oppressive policies, he added.  

    (PTI)

  • January 15, 2021 / 05:43 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Narendra Tomar hits out at Rahul Gandhi, asks hims to read Congress manifesto

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hit out at Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, asked them to read the Congress manifesto. 

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  • January 15, 2021 / 05:40 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Centre will present its side before committee constituted by SC when asked, Narendra Singh Tomar

    The government will present its side before the committee constituted by the Supreme Court when asked, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

  • January 15, 2021 / 05:36 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest ​LIVE Updates | We will not go to Committee constituted by the Supreme Court, BKU's Rakesh Tikait

    Bharat Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that they will not go to the Committee constituted by the Supreme Court and talk to Central Government only. Adding more he said, "Our demands of repealing of the three farm laws & MSP guarantee remain."

  • January 15, 2021 / 05:02 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 9th ninth round of talks between farmers, Centre concludes in Delhi, next meeting on January 19

    The ninth round of talks between farmers and the Central Government concludes in Delhi. The next meeting will take place on January 19, 2021.

    The ongoing meeting discussing three agricultural laws between Union Government and farmers did not come to a resolution before the lunch break. 

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  • January 15, 2021 / 04:09 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | The ongoing meeting discussing three agricultural laws between Union Govt and farmers did not come to a resolution before the lunch break. The MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after the break. (ANI)

  • January 15, 2021 / 04:00 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Police used water cannon to stop the members and workers of Congress, who were marching to Punjab Raj Bhawan in protest against the three farm laws. Some were also detained by the police.

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:47 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | PM doesn't respect farmers, wants to tire out those protesting against agri laws: Rahul Gandhi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not respect farmers and wants to tire out those protesting against the Centre's new agri laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Friday. He also said that the talks that are being held with the protesting farmer leaders are part of the government's delaying tactics. Farmers will not relent till the laws are repealed, said Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar, where he along with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined party MPs in their demonstration against the legislations.

    "The talks are being held only to delay. PM Modi thinks he has the power and will tire the farmers out, but he is mistaken. Narendra Modi does not have basic respect for farmers. He does not even care if over 100 farmers die. He thinks he has the power and the protesting farmers will tire out after some days, but they will not relent," Rahul Gandhi told reporters.  

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:22 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Govt, farmer unions to continue talks; Tomar asks farmer groups to be flexible

    Three central ministers and farmers unions on Friday committed to continue holding direct talks to resolve the over-one-month-long deadlock over three agri laws, with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urging farmer leaders to be flexible in their approach as has been done by the government. The ninth round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three central ministers got underway here on Friday afternoon and discussions were held on all the three laws before the lunch break. "Both the government and farmer unions have reaffirmed their commitment to continue with the direct dialogue process," All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee member Kavita Kuruganti, who is part of the meeting, said. (PTI)

  • January 15, 2021 / 02:51 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break.

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  • January 15, 2021 / 02:34 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi: The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers. If we don't stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too. Narendra Modi does not respect the farmers. The farmers will neither deter nor fear.

  • January 15, 2021 / 02:22 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet party MPs who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar.

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