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December 03, 2020 / 08:28 PM IST

Farmers' Protest highlights : Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5

Farmers' Protest highlights: Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws has entered 8th day. The government held second another round of talks with leaders of farmer unions today.

Farmers' Protest highlights :  The Delhi Chalo farmers' protest at border points in Delhi has entered the 8th day on December 3. The government held another round of talks with leaders of farmer unions which ended without any breakthrough. Another round of meeting is scheduled on December 5.  The previous meeting between three Union Ministers --  Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Som Praka
sh -- and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on December 1. Leaders of farmer unions rejected the Centre's offer of setting up a new committee to look into issues raised by agitating farmers. Farmers have said that the protest will continue until their demands are met and the contentious laws are scrapped. They fear that the new farm laws will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on farmers' protest:
  • December 03, 2020 / 08:06 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | This LIVE blog session has concluded. Stay tuned to Moneycontrol for the latest news, views and updates.

  • December 03, 2020 / 07:38 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5

    The meeting of farmer leaders with the central government concludes. Next meeting to be held on December 5. (ANI)

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  • December 03, 2020 / 07:16 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | MSP (Minimum Support Price) will not be touched, no changes will be made to it: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replies to farmer leaders during their meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi (ANI)

  • December 03, 2020 / 07:13 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer leaders suggest govt should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws 

    Farmer leaders' meeting with the central government at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi: The farmer leaders suggest the government that a special session of the Parliament be called and the new farm laws be abolished. (ANI)

  • December 03, 2020 / 05:58 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Police have closed routes on two national highways connecting Ghaziabad to Delhi as farmers remained adamant on their demand for scrapping of the Centre''s agriculture reform laws and stayed put at the national capital''s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)

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  • December 03, 2020 / 04:48 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | We will not let the Congress instigate farmers in MP :  CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Congress has always opposed farmers. They're distressed, they're looking for some chaos. It was the same Congress that instigated farmers in Neemuch & Mandsaur and fanned violence. We will not let Congress do this at any cost in Madhya Pradesh: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in Sehore (ANI)

  • December 03, 2020 / 04:46 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates |  Farmers continue their protest against the new farm laws, at Dr Ambedkar Memorial Park in Noida. Rajiv Malik, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lokshakti) spokesperson, says, "Two members from our organisation participated in the talks with the govt today. We had a deep discussion on MSP" (ANI)

  • December 03, 2020 / 04:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | SAD leader Sukhbir Badal: Does BJP or anybody else have the right to declare anybody as anti-national? These people (farmers) have dedicated their entire life to the nation & now you are calling them anti-national. People who are calling them anti-nationals are actually anti-nationals

  • December 03, 2020 / 03:48 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | AIPEF supports farmers' agitation, urges Centre to scrap new farm laws: The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) on Thursday extended its support to farmers' agitation and urged the central government to scrap the recently enacted farm laws. "AIPEF fully supports the struggle of farmers and urges the central government to scrap the farming laws recently passed in Parliament and protect the power subsidy of farmers by withdrawing the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2020, and standard bidding document," said V K Gupta, spokesperson of the federation, in a statement. The struggle of farmers is against the economic policy of the central government which is to favour the corporates and industry leaders to maximise their trading business and profit at the cost of the farming community, he added.
     

  • December 03, 2020 / 03:37 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Reacting to former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal's decision to return Padma Vibhushan, Shiromani  Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal said, "He fought for farmers his entire life. He returned his award to send a strong message to the government. Farmers don't need these laws so why the Government of India is forcing them on farmers? (ANI)

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  • December 03, 2020 / 03:34 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers attending meeting at Vigyan Bhawan have refused to eat food provided by the government. A farmer leader said, "We are not accepting food or tea offered by the government. We have brought our own food".

  • December 03, 2020 / 03:18 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | A local Kabaddi team from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab reaches Singhu at Delhi-Haryana border to participate in farmers' protest. "We also hail from families of farmers," says team coach Jaskaran Kaur.

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