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January 05, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights | Farmers defer January 6 tractor march by a day over poor weather forecast

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 41st day. The seventh round of talks between the government and protesting farmers ended inconclusively yesterday.

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 41st 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 seventh round of talks between the government and protesting farmers ended inconclusively yesterday as unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate, while the government wanted to discuss only "problematic" clauses or other alternatives to resolve the over one-month-long deadlock. The two sides decided to meet again on January 8.
  • January 05, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

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  • January 05, 2021 / 10:20 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP leaders from Punjab meet PM, say issue will get resolved soon

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the know of all developments related to the farmers'' protest against the new agri laws and the issue will get resolved soon, BJP leaders from Punjab asserted on January 5 after meeting the PM.

    BJP leaders Surjit Kumar Jyani and Harjit Singh Grewal met Prime Minister Modi at his residence amid protests by farmers at Delhi's borders for nearly six weeks.

    Jyani was chairing the BJP''s coordination committee for interacting with farmers in Punjab last year on the three farm bills which at that time had not been passed by Parliament. Grewal was a member of the panel.

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  • January 05, 2021 / 09:32 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer unions to boycott NDA partners, celebrate 'Azad Hind Kisan Diwas' on Netaji's birth anniversary

    As the deadlock prevails after several rounds of talks with the Centre, farmer unions on January 5 hinted at intensifying their protest against contentious agriculture laws and said that they would boycott Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

    Addressing a press conference, Krantikari Kisan Union President Darshan Pal said that 'Azad Hind Kisan Diwas' will be celebrated on January 23, on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary.

  • January 05, 2021 / 07:13 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers defer January 6 tractor march by a day over poor weather forecast

    Protesting farmer unions on January 5 deferred their proposed tractor march from January 6 to January 7 due to a bad weather forecast, even as they asserted they will intensify their stir in the coming days.

    Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, union leaders said thousands of farmers will take out the tractor march from all protest sites to the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) on January 7.

    Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav said the decision to defer the march was taken over forecast of bad weather condition on Wednesday.

    The city has been receiving rains sporadically over the past three days.

  • January 05, 2021 / 06:33 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP leaders from Punjab meet PM

    BJP leaders from Punjab on January 5 met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here amid protests by farmers at Delhi's borders against the Centre's new agri laws for nearly six weeks.

    BJP leaders Surjit Kumar Jyani, who is also a former Punjab minister, and Harjit Singh Grewal met Prime Minister Modi at his residence.

    Jyani was chairing the BJP's Kisan Coordination Committee for interacting with farmers in Punjab last year on the three farm bills which at that time had not been passed by Parliament.

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  • January 05, 2021 / 05:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP favouring wealthy people over farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on January 5 accused the BJP of favouring wealthy people over farmers.
    In a Hindi tweet, Akhilesh Yadav said, "The biggest problem with the BJP government is that it does not consider itself as a public representative (jan pratinidhi) but as wealth representative (dhan pratinidhi).”

    Hence, for the wealthy people, it is putting farmers’ interest at stake, he said, adding that the BJP has forgotten that those whom it is causing harm constitute two-third population of the country and never accept defeat.

  • January 05, 2021 / 03:55 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Will march into Delhi with 'tractor parade' on Republic Day if demands not met: Farmer unions to govt

    Farmers agitating against the farm laws are likely to hold a “tractor march” on Republic Day in protest against the new agri farm laws. At a press conference on January 2, the union leaders said the time has come for "decisive" action as their demands for a repeal of the three agri laws and a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price (MSP) have not yet been addressed by the government.
    "The farmers' movement delivered an ultimatum to the Government of India and announced that farmers will march into Delhi on January 26," Sankyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting unions, had said in a statement. (PTI)

  • January 05, 2021 / 03:43 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Twitter: Modi government’s apathy and arrogance have claimed lives of over 60 farmers. Instead of wiping their tears, GOI is busy attacking them with tear gas. Such brutality, just to promote crony capitalists’ business interests. Repeal the anti-farm laws.

  • January 05, 2021 / 03:15 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | The protesting farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been at the border points of Delhi for more than 40 days now, braving the bone-chilling cold weather in the region.

  • January 05, 2021 / 01:38 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Speaking to reporters after yesterday's meet, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said he expected positive talks and a possible resolution in the next meeting, but asserted that "efforts need to be made from both sides for a solution".

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  • January 05, 2021 / 12:54 PM IST
  • January 05, 2021 / 12:31 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | India's ambassador to China Vikram Misri said the government has introduced 'landmark' agricultural reforms to end the monopoly of trading cliques. "The proposed laws allow farmers to sell their produce at a price of their own choosing and even outside their respective states, thereby leading to better rural incomes. They also encourage private-sector investment and leverage technology to enhance our farm productivity to near-global standards," he said, defending the three agriculture reform laws enacted by the government. (PTI)

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