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December 15, 2020 / 11:07 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers who are surrounding Delhi have been misguided, says PM Modi

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 20th day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the farm reform laws.

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The Delhi Chalo farmers' protest at border points in New Delhi has entered the 20th day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet members of the farming community, including Sikh cultivators in Gujarat, during a visit to Kutch district today. Modi, who will be on a day-long visit to his home state, will hold discussions with farmers of Kutch district
at the venue. A group of Sikh farmers, settled in areas near the Indo-Pak border, has been invited for an interaction with the PM, said a release by the state government's Information Department. Farmers have so far rejected the government's offer of amendments in the new agriculture reform laws and a written assurance on continuing the MSP system. Union Minister Kailash Choudhary has said that the government will soon decide a date and call union leaders for the next round of talks. Previous five rounds of talks between the central government and representatives of 40 farmer unions remained inconclusive. Farmers have said that the protest will continue until their demands are met and the laws are scrapped. They fear that the new laws will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system and corporatise farming.
  • December 15, 2020 / 07:43 PM IST

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  • December 15, 2020 / 06:31 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers to block Chilla border on December 16

    Farmer leaders at Singh border addressed a press conference and announced they would completely block Chilla border between Delhi and Noida on December 16, 2020., reported Times Now.

  • December 15, 2020 / 06:23 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Around 20 farmers become 'shaheed' during protest so far. On average, one farmer has died every day since protest started: Farmer leaders.(PTI)

  • December 15, 2020 / 05:47 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Kisan) meets Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • December 15, 2020 / 05:39 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Opposition gang-up on farm laws due to BJP’s electoral wins: UP Minister

    Uttar Pradesh Cooperative Minister Mukut Bihari Verma on December 14 said the opposition parties have joined together in the protest against the three central farm laws because they have become frustrated due to the results of all recent elections in favour of the BJP. The opposition along with some farmers’ leaders have realised that their survival would be at stake if they do not agitate against the BJP on one or the other pretext.

    "Those who are protesting should be asked what is wrong with the farm laws. They are not ready to tell it because they do not know about these laws. If they are asked to talk, they are not ready. They are united because they are disappointed seeing the results of all the recent elections in favour of the BJP," Verma told reporters. (PTI)

  • December 15, 2020 / 05:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers' protest resulting in daily loss of Rs 3,500 crore: Assocham

    Industry body Assocham on December 15 urged the Centre and farmers' organisations to resolve the impasse over the new agri laws, saying that the protests are inflicting a heavy blow to the economies of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K.
    "A daily loss of Rs 3,000-3,500 crore is resulting in the economies of the region from the value chain and transport disruption because of the protests," according to a rough estimate by the chamber. 

  • December 15, 2020 / 05:15 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | NITI Aayog on being asked about gathering of farmers at Delhi border

  • December 15, 2020 / 05:13 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 'Khaps' of UP's Muzaffarnagar to reach Delhi on December 17 to support protesting farmers

     A number of 'khaps' in UP's Muzaffarnagar have extended support to the farmers' agitation against the Centre's new agri laws and will join the ongoing protests at Delhi's border points on December 17.

    The decision was taken at a meeting of the chiefs of 'khaps' (caste councils) held on Monday at Shoram village in the Shahpur police station area here, Subhash Balyan, secretary of All Khap council, said.

  • December 15, 2020 / 04:48 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Opposition to agri laws politically-motivated: Devendra Fadnavis

    Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on December 15 told the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly that three agri laws passed by the Centre were being opposed for political reasons and claimed that farm sector reforms had been initiated when the Congress-led UPA was in power.
    Speaking in the Lower House, the Leader of Opposition also said that handling of cases against Republic TV''s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and actress Kangana Ranaut "showed the state government''s arrogance of power".

    "...Those who violate the rule of the land can be dealt with the existing laws," he said during a debate on supplementary demands. (PTI)

  • December 15, 2020 / 04:46 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP is the real 'Tukde Tukde Gang', says Sukhbir Badal

    Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal called former ally BJP the real 'tukde tukde gang' which is trying to push patriotic Punjab into communal flames.

  • December 15, 2020 / 04:43 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | New reforms exactly what farmers’ bodies and the Opposition parties wanted: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the agriculture reforms are exactly what the farmers’ bodies and the opposition parties wanted, reports ANI. He adds that the Centre is committed to the welfare of the farmers and will keep assuring them and addressing their concerns, reports ANI.

  • December 15, 2020 / 03:58 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Those in opposition now failed to bring agri reform during their regime and are now misguiding farmers. Agriculture reform taking place now is exactly what farmers' organisations and opposition parties have been seeking over the years:

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