Highlights: 10th round of talks between farmers-Centre ends, next meet on Jan 22

In the last meeting, the government had asked farmers to form an informal group among themselves and submit a draft to the government regarding their demands. Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the government will discuss the demands with an "open mind" in today's meeting.
Farmers sitting inside their tractor-trolley amid their protest against the new farm laws at SInghu Border in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Farmers sitting inside their tractor-trolley amid their protest against the new farm laws at SInghu Border in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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The farmers' agitation against the contentious farm laws entered 56th day on Wednesday. The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and the Central government over the three farm laws began at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister Piyush Goyal, among others, were present at the meeting.

In the last meeting, the government had asked farmers to form an informal group among themselves and submit a draft to the government regarding their demands. Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the government will discuss the demands with an "open mind" in today's meeting.

Meanwhile, a committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the logjam between the farmers and the government, met for the first time on Tuesday. The committee will hold discussions with farmers and farmers' bodies in the country who are both pro and against the farm laws, informed Anil Ghanwat, one of the panelists. The Committee will soon send invitations to the farmers' unions and associations to discuss their views on farm laws.

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    The tenth round of talks between the protesting farmers and the central government has concluded.

    The government has offered to suspend the farm laws for a period of 1.5 to 2 years and move an affidavit in the Supreme Court if the farmers agree.

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    The next round of talks have been scheduled for January 22, 2021.

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    "We gave power to the committee to listen (to farmers) and come to us and file their reports," the Chief Justice of India (CJI) said. "What is the point of bias in it?," the CJI said and added that don't cast aspersion on Court.

    "No power has been given to committee members to adjudicate things, they have to report to us. Where is the question of bias? If you don't want to appear before committee, don't appear but don't malign or brand anyone like this, don't cast aspersion on the court," CJI also said.

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    The application was moved by Kisan Mahapanchayat seeking to fill up vacancy in the Four-member Committee created by resignation of Bhupinder Singh Mann of BKU.

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  • Jan 20, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Govt has to make a legislation on MSP: Farmers' union

    "The government has to make a legislation on Minimum Support Price and repeal the three farm laws. Our protest is against the govt and the corporate system," said Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union, ahead of the 10th round of farmer-Centre talks.

  • Jan 20, 2021 11:29 AM IST

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    Farmers arrived at Vigyan Bhawan to discuss routes and regulations for tractor rally on January 26. "We've told them that we'll hold tractor march at Ring Road, they should accept it. We'll have further info after meet but they won't face any disturbance due to it," said Gurnam Singh Chadun of Bharatiya Kisan Union.

  • Jan 20, 2021 10:51 AM IST

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  • Jan 20, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    BJP govt is trying to stop farmers agitating against farm laws at any cost: Congress Karnataka chief

    Karnataka Congress chief, DK Shivakumar on Wednesday said that urged farmers to block highways, roads and stage a protest against the farm laws. "I know BJP govt is trying to stop farmers at any cost and not letting them participate in the protest. I request protesters to come to Sangolli Rayanna statue and participate in the massive protest rally," ANI qouted him as saying.

  • Jan 20, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Farmers offer prayers at temporary Gurudwara

    Temporary gurudwara at Singhu border
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    Agitating farmers offered prayers at the temporary Gurudwara to mark Parkash Purab of 10th Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh.

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