Highlights: PM doesn't have time to meet protesting farmers, says Andhra Cong
Farm laws protests enter Day 92. Bachelet-Indra Mani Pandey debate over agitation at UN.
The protest against the three farm laws have entered its 92nd day on Saturday. The farmers protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance, and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 have shown no signs of letting up as discussions failed between farmers’ unions representatives and the Centre.
All India Kisan Congress leaders protested outside Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar's residence demanding the withdrawal of the three farm laws. Meanwhile, after the United Nations asked India to find an ‘equitable solution’ to the farmers’ agitation. India responded by saying that the Centre has shown ‘utmost respect for protests by farmers and has remained engaged in dialogue with them to address their concerns.’
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Feb 27, 2021 11:08 PM IST
PM Modi doesn't have time to meet protesting farmers, says Andhra Cong
Andhra Pradesh Congress leaders said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not have time to meet the farmers protesting at several border points in Delhi. They added that it was the Congress that had brought the Food Security Act while the Centre's "anti-farm laws claimed the lives of 200 farmers."
Feb 27, 2021 07:23 PM IST
PM-Kisan scheme proved to be 'election stunt': BSP's Danish Ali
BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali on Saturday alleged that the 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi' has proven to be the BJP's election "stunt" to win the 2019 polls, citing the declining number of beneficiaries in his native Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 27, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Surjewala requests farmers not to destroy their crops
Congress spokesperson Surjewala says government is too ignorant to not pay attention to the plight of farmers. He also requested farmers to not destroy their crops sharing news reports of farmers destroying their crops in protest against the three laws.
Feb 27, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Raj Babbar denounces arrests of protesters, activists
The Congress lawmaker via a tweet said that arresting activists and protesters to break down popular movements is becoming a trend.
Feb 27, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Tikait to hold more than 10 Mahapanchayats all over India
Tikait is also planning to travel to southern states like Telangana and Karnataka to garner support against the farm laws.
Feb 27, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Chidambaram says only 6% of farmers able to sell at MSP
The former finance minister said that PM should travel to Delhi's borders to mitigate the longstanding issues with farmers' unions representatives.
Feb 27, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Farmers' group asks people to join protests against farm laws
Farmers' group Kisan Ekta Morcha tweeted on the occasion of Guru Ravidas Jayanti sharing an open invite to people to join protests against farm laws.
Feb 27, 2021 10:02 AM IST
BKU leader pays tribute to freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait paid his tributes to freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad on his death anniversary via a tweet on Saturday.
Feb 27, 2021 07:17 AM IST
BKU-Ugrahan expresses relief over Nodeep Kaur's release
BKU Ugrahan says that the government is trying to silence the critics of farm laws.