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Farmers Protest highlights: Farmer leaders taking part in agitation rejected the Centre's proposal of procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government.
Police fire tear gas to disperse farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, near the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border.
Police fire tear gas to disperse farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, near the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border.

Farmers' Protest highlights: Farmers from across multiple states have resumed the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on Wednesday. Meanwhile, heavy security is deployed across the national capital to prevent any disturbances during the protest. Farmer leaders from Punjab and Haryana previously halted the farmers' protest on Sunday evening after the fourth round of talks with Union Ministers. The leaders had warned earlier that they will resume their march to Delhi if their demands are not met by the Centre by February 21....Read More

Farmer leaders taking part in agitation on Monday rejected the Centre's proposal of procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, saying it was not in farmers' interest and announced that they will march towards the national capital on Wednesday.

As the farmers gear up to continue their protests today, the government has estimated that nearly 14,000 people have gathered along the Punjab-Haryana border with 1,200 tractor-trolleys, 300 cars, 10 mini-buses as well as small vehicles as part of the farmers protest. The Centre also condemned the Punjab government for allowing this potential lapse in the law and order situation in the state.

Farmers protests key highlights -

  1. Farmer leaders from three states - Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh - started protesting against the government, asserting the legal guarantee for MSP.
  2. Four round of talks have been conducted till now, with no middle ground achieved between the farmers and the central government.
  3. After the fourth round of talks with the Union ministers, farmers decided to halt their protest till February 21, posing a condition that the march will be resumed if their demands are not met.
  4. Authorities have thrown up barricades to keep protesters at a distance of nearly 200 km (125 miles) from New Delhi for more than a week, but police said the heavy machinery at Wednesday's gathering was intended for use in damaging them.
  5. As many as 14,000 people have gathered at the Delhi-Haryana and Haryana-Punjab borders, with thousands of vehicles in a show of strength for the farmers.

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Feb 21, 2024 11:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘Govt ready for talks with farmers,’ says Anurag Thakur

The government is ready for talks with farmers and will continue to do so in future also, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.

Feb 21, 2024 11:03 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Senior farmer Jagjit singh Dallewal is undergoing the treatment

Senior farmer Jagjit singh Dallewal is undergoing the treatment at the emergency ward of the Government Rajindra Hospital. As per the doctors attending Dallewal, he is stable. "We are conducting medical tests such as X Ray and ECG. All the vitals are stable- as of now” said a senior doctor of the Medicine department of the hospital

Feb 21, 2024 10:58 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: 12 cops injured as protesters attack security personnel, burn stubble with chilli powder, says Haryana police

At least 12 police personnel have been seriously injured following a clash between protesting farmers and Haryana police amid the "Delhi Chalo" march at the Data Singh-Khanauri border, an official said on Wednesday.

Taking to their social media handle, Haryana police in a video message said on X, "The protesters surrounded the police personnel from all sides at the Data Singh-Khanauri border and burned stubble with chilli powder in it. The protesters also attacked the policemen using sticks and pelted stones. About 12 police personnel have been seriously injured."

"The police personnel in the area faced breathing lower visibility issues due to the poisonous smoke emanating from the burning stubble," said the official in the video.

Feb 21, 2024 10:50 PM IST

Farmers' protest LIVE Updates: Thousands of farmers will remain camped at the two border points during the pause

Punjab farmers at Khanauri and Shambhu had resumed their agitation early in the morning after a two-day halt following the fourth round of talks on Sunday night with a panel of three Union ministers in an attempt to break the deadlock.

Thousands of farmers will remain camped at the two border points during the pause in the agitation over their demands, including a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm debt waiver.

Pandher said the farmers will review the developments at Khanauri border point where the young farmer died following a clash with Haryana security personnel.

"We will decide the next course of action after reviewing the Khanauri incident. There will be a stay on the Delhi march for two days," he further said.

Feb 21, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Saddened by farmer's death, action will be taken against those responsible: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said he was saddened by the death of a young farmer on the Punjab-Haryana border and asserted that stringent action would be taken against those responsible for it.

"After postmortem, a case will be registered. Those officials responsible for his death will have to face stringent action," said Mann in a video message this evening.

Subhkaran Singh (24) died at Khanauri on the Sangrur-Jind border.

He was killed and a few others were injured on the Punjab-Haryana border as protesters resumed their 'Delhi Chalo' agitation, with the Haryana Police firing tear gas shells to thwart attempts to breach barricades at Shambhu and Khanauri border points.

Feb 21, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Centre hikes ‘fair and remunerative price’ of sugarcane to ₹340/quintal

The Centre on Wednesday approved ‘Fair and Remunerative Price’ of sugarcane payable by sugar factories for sugar season 2024-25.

The Cabinet decision comes amid the ongoing farmers' protest in northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Feb 21, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Farmers' protest turns violent with 1 death, Punjab CM says ‘Prez rule attempt’. 10 points

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said there will be a thorough investigation into the death of the 24-year-old farmer Shubh Karan Singh by the Haryana Police during a clash at the Khanauri border. Mann said his government will stand by the farmers and won't bow down even if there are 100 threats of President's Rule in Punjab. Following the death, the protesters announced that the 'Delhi Chalo' march will be paused for two days as the leaders need to chart out the future course of action. Read more

Feb 21, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Farmers' protest: ‘Gross human rights violation’, says Mamata Banerjee on death of farmer in Khanauri

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned the death of 24-year-old protesting farmer on Khanauri border in Haryana, calling it ‘gross human rights violations’.

“ZAMINDARS in all ages have always oppressed the poor and subjugated them to brute force. But never before has an ELECTED GOVERNMENT KILLED INNOCENT FARMERS PROTESTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS,” the Trinamool Congress chief posted on social media platform X.

Feb 21, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: We are completely with Shubhkaran and will ensure strict punishment to his murderers, says Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the death of young Shubhkaran was extremely sad. “Was it for this day that we fought for independence, that one day the governments elected by us in our own country will martyr our sons like the British? We are completely with Shubhkaran and will ensure strict punishment to his murderers,” Arvind Kejriwal posted on X.

Feb 21, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: The concerning developments at Khanauri border indicate gross human rights violations, says Mamata Banerjee

“ZAMINDARS in all ages have always oppressed the poor and subjugated them to brute force. But never before has an ELECTED GOVERNMENT KILLED INNOCENT FARMERS PROTESTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS. After lying & mistreating our farmers for 10 years, the BJP government is now KILLING THEM WITH IMPUNITY. The concerning developments at Khanauri border indicate gross human rights violations & endanger our democracy,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee .

Feb 21, 2024 9:54 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Will ensure exemplary punishment to murderers of Shubhkaran, announces Punjab CM

Expressing deep shock over death of young farmer Shubhkaran Singh, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday announced to ensure exemplary punishment to the officers responsible for death of the youth.

The Chief Minister said that he had seen the video of gruesome murder of the young farmer who was there to exercise his democratic right. He said that after investigation FIR will be registered against the people responsible for death of the youth and exemplary punishment to them will be ensured. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the state government is fully with the family of the deceased youth in this hour of crisis and they will be helped socially and economically.

Feb 21, 2024 9:39 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Internet suspended in 7 Haryana districts till Friday

Internet suspension in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts in the state of Haryana extended up to 23 February.

Feb 21, 2024 9:35 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers take out marches across several UP districts; 1 sets himself on fire, rushed to hospital

Farmers across the western Uttar Pradesh districts staged demonstrations and carried out marches to press for their demand of MSP.

Protests were held in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, and Greater Noida.

In Muzaffarnagar, a farmer tried to kill himself by setting himself on fire.

The fire was doused in time by the fellow agitators and he was rushed to a local hospital.

City Magistrate Vikash Kashyap, who visited the hospital, said the farmer, Brijpal, received minor burn injuries on face and was tended to immediately.

He said he was told that the farmer had a loan-related issue which would be addressed soon.

Feb 21, 2024 9:34 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: ‘Modi’s arrogance', says Rahul Gandhi after farmer dies in Khanauri

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the death of a 24-year-old farm protester on Khanauri border.

“Extremely saddened with the death of young farmer Shubh Karan Singh in firing on Khanauri border. I extend my condolences to his family. Modi's arrogance had led to sacrifices by more than 700 farmers last time. Now, it has become an enemy of their lives once again,” Gandhi posted on X.

Feb 21, 2024 9:26 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer killed, 12 cops injured; Delhi Chalo march put on hold

Farmers leaders on Wednesday put the 'Delhi Chalo' march on hold for two days after a protester was killed and about 12 police personnel injured in clashes at Khanauri, one of the two protest sites on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that they will decide the next course of action on Friday evening.

Punjab farmers at Khanauri and Shambhu had resumed their agitation early in the morning after a two-day lull following the fourth round of talks on Sunday night with a panel of three Union ministers in an attempt to break the deadlock.

Police fired tear gas shells at the two border points multiple times to disperse groups of protesters when they attempted to move towards the layers of barricades stalling their march to the national capital.

Feb 21, 2024 9:06 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Punjab CM says will register FIR to probe protester's death

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann backs agitating farmers; says will register FIR to probe how a young farmer was killed at Khanori; Claims he is getting threats about imposing President Rule in Punjab but he wont bow down to such threats. Filing

Feb 21, 2024 8:53 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: 'Delhi Chalo' march on hold for two days, say farmer leaders

Farmers leaders on Wednesday put the 'Delhi Chalo' march on hold for two days after a protester was killed and about 12 police personnel injured in clashes at Khanauri, one of the two protest sites on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher told reporters at Shambhu that they will decide the next course of action on Friday evening.

Punjab farmers at Khanauri and Shambhu had resumed their agitation early in the morning after a two-day lull following the fourth round of talks on Sunday night with a panel of three Union ministers in an attempt to break the deadlock.

Feb 21, 2024 8:45 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi condoles death of farmer at Khanauri border

"The news of death of young farmer Shubhakaran Singh in firing on Khanauri border is heartbreaking, my condolences are with his family.

Last time Modi's arrogance was accepted only after the sacrifice of more than 700 farmers, now it has again become the enemy of their lives.

One day history will definitely demand an account of the 'killing of farmers' from the BJP hiding behind the friendly media," Rahul Gandhi said in a post on X.

Feb 21, 2024 8:42 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Govt urges protesting farmers to maintain peace, invites them for discussions

Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said the interest of farmers across the country should be taken into account while dealing with demands raised by the protesting farmers at the Punjab-Haryana borders, and appealed to them to come for another round of discussions.

Speaking to PTI, Munda also exuded confidence that a solution to the demands of the farmers can be found through negotiations.

"Farmers are across the country. While making a policy, it is important to keep in mind the interest of the farmers of the entire country. Keeping this in mind, we will work towards resolving their concerns in the coming days," Munda said.

Feb 21, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmers on tractors hold protest in Uttarakhand's Rudrapur

Farmers on tractors held a dharna in front of the district collectorate in this Uttarakhand city on Wednesday in support of their various demands.

The protest comes at a time when thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, have been camping at the Punjab-Haryana border in support of various demands, including a legal guarantee on minimum support price for crops, pension for farmers and farm labourers and farm loan waiver.

The farmers in Rudrapur reached the collectorate on tractors, shouting slogans as they passed through the streets. They were stopped by the police outside the collectorate, which was heavily barricaded.

Feb 21, 2024 8:20 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa on farmers' protest

On farmers' protest, Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa says, "A 23-year-old from Bathinda district was shot during police firing, there is a video of it and I have seen it. Unfortunately, all these protesters were in Punjab territory and none of them didn’t do anything wrong but the kind of action Haryana forces are taking on the peaceful protesters is condemnable. I want to say to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Ji, you should stand with farmers. I also demand that an FIR should be registered against the Home Minister of Haryana Anil Vij in Punjab police station as the police firing is happening and he is the Home Minister, it’s his moral responsibility...."

Feb 21, 2024 8:18 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Our security arrangements are intact, says Delhi Police

On farmers' protest, Additional CP, Delhi Eastern Range Sagar SIngh Kalso says, "All three zones in the eastern range share their borders with Noida and Ghaziabad of UP. Our intelligence and coordination with these zones are proper. Our security arrangements are intact..."

Feb 21, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farm leader suspends 'Delhi Chalo' march for 2 days

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher says, "...We will have discussions over the incident that took place in Khanauri. There will be a two-day stay on our march towards Delhi. We will clarify the entire situation later as to what our further movement will be..."

Feb 21, 2024 7:57 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: 'We have made strict security arrangements in view of the festivals,' says Deputy Commissioner of Police Delhi (North)

In the wake of ongoing farmers' protest and upcoming festival season, Deputy Commissioner of Police Delhi (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said “We have made strict security arrangements in view of the festivals. We have deployed personnel across the district and have deployed drones for surveillance. We are also conducting anti-sabotage checks in market areas. For farmers’ protest, we are taking intelligence inputs from adjoining border districts of UP. We have placed barricades at highways as well as other intersections.”

Feb 21, 2024 7:36 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Protestor shot during police firing, claims Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa

"A 23-year-old from Bathinda district was shot during police firing, there is a video of it and I have seen it. Unfortunately, all these protesters were in Punjab territory and none of them didn’t do anything wrong but the kind of action Haryana forces are taking on the peaceful protesters is condemnable. I want to say to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Ji, you should stand with farmers. I also demand that an FIR should be registered against the Home Minister of Haryana Anil Vij in Punjab police station as the police firing is happening and he is the Home Minister, it’s his moral responsibility....," said Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa as quoted by news agency ANI.

Feb 21, 2024 7:11 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Haryana Police says protesters burnt stubble by pouring chilli powder

"At the Data Singh-Khanori border, the protesters surrounded the police personnel from all sides and burned stubble by pouring chilli powder in it, attacked the policemen using sticks and maces along and also pelted stones. About 12 policemen were seriously injured. We appeal to the protesters for peace," said Haryana Police on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.

Feb 21, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: 'We appeal that the solution should come out peacefully': BJP to farmer leaders

On Wednesday, BJP appealed the farmers that solution should come out peacefully, reported news agency PTI. Addressing a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters here, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Narendra Modi government has done "so much work" for farmers.

"Today also, Arjun Munda has promised a discussion (with the protesting farmers). Any solution (to their issues) will come out from dialogue and discussions. The government is open to discussions with the farmers," Prasad said.

"We appeal that the solution should come out peacefully," he added.

"Our government has done so much work for farmers. Farmers' progress is our priority and would continue to remain so," the former Union minister said.

Feb 21, 2024 6:25 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Haryana Congress members urge Centre to accept farmers' demands

The Haryana Assembly should pass a resolution urging the Centre to accept the protesting farmers' various demands, including a legal guarantee on crop MSP, the opposition Congress said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.

During a debate on the Governor's Address, senior Congress MLA Raghuvir Singh Kadian said, "Farmers are the backbone of the country. After the farm laws were repealed, they were given some assurances by the Centre but these have not been fulfilled."

Referring to the protesting farmers camping on the Shambhu and the Khanauri border points of the Punjab-Haryana border, he said the Centre should accept their demands and give a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops.

"The assembly should pass a resolution and send it to the Centre, urging it to meet the farmers' demands," Kadian said.

Feb 21, 2024 5:42 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Hundreds of farmers protest in Indore against land acquisition

Hundreds of farmers gathered in Indore on Wednesday with their tractors to protest against the acquisition of agricultural land for development projects, reported news agency PTI.

Feb 21, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Twelve cops injured in attack by farmers, says Jind SP

Jind SP Sumit Kumar said that twelve cops were injured after farmers attacked them.

Feb 21, 2024 5:01 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Jhajjar Police take out flag march in Haryana's Bahadurgarh

Jhajjar Police have taken out flag march in Haryana's Bahadurgarh amid the ongoing farmers' protests

Feb 21, 2024 4:54 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda appeals farmers for dialogue

On Wednesday, Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda said, "A solution can be found only through continued dialogue. I appeal to the farmers' organisation to move forward by the way of dialogue to find a resolution to all issues."

Feb 21, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: No farmer died today in protests, say Haryana Police

Haryana Police took to X(formerly Twitter) on Wednesday and said that no farmer had died today in the ongoing protests.

Feb 21, 2024 4:26 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: 24-year-old farmer killed after Haryana police fires tear gas at border

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: A 24-year-old farmer lost his life when Haryana police deployed tear gas against protesting farmers at the Shambu border. The farmers were attempting to enter the national capital to protest against the central government's policies regarding MSP.

Government Rajindra Hospital doctors confirmed the death of 24 year old Shubh Karan Singh. Additionally, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Sidhupur) leader Kaka Singh Kotda, confirmed Shubh Karan’s death.

Feb 21, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Amid tear gas shelling, protesters decide to break barriers at Shambu border

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: As tear gas shells rain down on the Shambu border, farmers have decided to dismantle the barricades. Numerous farmers sustained injuries at the Shambhu barrier. On Wednesday, protesting farmers resumed their 'Delhi Chalo' march, aiming to enter the national capital and demand a guarantee law on MSP, among other grievances. The situation remains tense at Shambhu.

Feb 21, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Haryana Police says no farmer died during agitation today

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: “According to the information received so far, no farmer has died today #किसानआंदोलन . This is just a rumour. There is information about two policemen and one protestor being injured at Data Singh-Khanori border who is undergoing treatment,” Haryana POlice wrote on X.

Feb 21, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: What did govt propose to farmers during fourth round of talks ?

Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: During the fourth round of discussions with protesting farmer leaders on Sunday, a panel comprising three Union ministers suggested that government agencies would buy pulses, maize, and cotton crops at the MSP for five years under contracts with farmers. Speaking at a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized the extensive efforts undertaken by the Narendra Modi government for the welfare of farmers.

"But they rejected it. Why? It is a surprise," Prasad said while reiterating that "we believe that the talks should continue".

On Wednesday, farmers demonstrating at two border points between Punjab and Haryana declared their intention to restart their "Delhi Chalo" march. Among their key demands are a legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all crops, pensions for farmers and farm labourers, and the forgiveness of farm loans.

Feb 21, 2024 3:21 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Punjab government rejects claim that it is allowing farmers to assemble at Shambhu and Khanauri

The Punjab government has, in a letter to the Union ministry of home affairs, denied the claim that it is allowing farmers to assemble at Shambhu and Khanauri. It has told the MHA that the farmers were proceeding to Delhi to protest and are stuck at the Punjab-Haryana border due to restrictions on movement.

Feb 21, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Tear gas shells fired to disperse agitating farmers at Khanauri border

On Wednesday, security forces fired tear gas shells to disperse agitating farmers at Khanauri border in Sangrur district of Punjab.

A farmer sustained injury at Khanauri after being hit by rubber bullet. He was shifted to a near by hospital on Punjab side.

Feb 21, 2024 2:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Check out these pictures from the protest

Check out these pictures which give an insight into the confrontation between authorities and the protesting farmers. Dig Deeper

Feb 21, 2024 1:47 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: SKM to hold nationwide meeting with farmers

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday asserted that a crucial meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is scheduled for Thursday, where farmers from across the country will convene to decide the future course of the agitation.

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has declared that a memorandum outlining crucial demands of the farmers will be submitted to both the state and central governments.

"The key issues of the farmers are MSP guarantee, the electricity amendment bill and the implementation of Swaminathan committee report. If there is no guarantee on MSP, farmers of the whole country will face problems," Tikait said. (PTI)

Feb 21, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Centre invites farmers for 5th round of talks

Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday invited the protesting farmers for a fifth round of discussion on all issues including the MSP (minimum support price).

The minister also appealed to the protesting farmers to maintain peace and engage in a dialogue to find a solution.

"We are ready to discuss all the issues, be it MSP or crop diversification. We can find a solution only through dialogue. I have invited them for the discussion and appealed to them to maintain peace and find a solution that is good for everyone," Munda told reporters here. (PTI)

Feb 21, 2024 1:25 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Tear gas shelling at Khanauri

Clashes erupted on the Khanauri border between security forces and protestors, with the police firing tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Feb 21, 2024 1:06 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: ‘This will all end if Centre…’

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that the protests will be called off and the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march will end if Centre says they will bring an MSP law.

Feb 21, 2024 12:48 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Police fire tear gas at protestors

Indian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to scatter protesting farmers as they resumed a march to the capital, equipped with cranes and excavators after talks with the government on guaranteed prices for their produce failed to break a deadlock.

To escape the stinging gas and clouds of smoke, thousands of farmers, some wearing medical masks, ran into the fields surrounding their gathering-point on a highway about 200 km (125 miles) north of New Delhi. (Reuters)

Feb 21, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: BJP's appeal to protesting farmers

The BJP on Wednesday said Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda has once again proposed to have a dialogue with the agitating farmers and appealed to them to arrive at a solution "peacefully".

Addressing a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters here, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Narendra Modi government has done "so much work" for farmers.

"Today also, Arjun Munda has promised a discussion (with the protesting farmers). Any solution (to their issues) will come out from dialogue and discussions. The government is open to discussions with the farmers," Prasad said. (PTI)

Feb 21, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Ravi Shankar Prasad on talks with Centre

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “The government has done so much for farmers. Farmers’ progress is our priority and will continue to remain so.”

Feb 21, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Arjun Munda on MSP issue

Union Minister Arjun Munda said, "After the fourth round, the government is ready to discuss all the issues like MSP, crop diversification, stubble issue, FIR in the fifth round. I again invite the farmer leaders for discussion. It is important for us to maintain peace."

Feb 21, 2024 11:48 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Heavy traffic flocks Delhi

Heavy traffic was witnessed at the Delhi-Gurgaon border in the midst of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest, as protestors continue to block borders.

Feb 21, 2024 11:26 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: ‘Want to go to Delhi in peace’

Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said, "It is our request that we want to go to Delhi in a peaceful manner. The government should remove the barricades and give us the permission to march towards Delhi and make arrangements for our sitting in Delhi."

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