Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation and join the path of discussion.(ANI)
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation and join the path of discussion.(ANI)

Farmers protest Live Updates: Doubts on MSP baseless, ready to resolve every suspicion, says Centre

Farmers Protest Live Updates: The Centre has agreed to review the recently enacted legislation and bring amendments if required to address the farmers’ demands.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:14 PM IST

The fifth round of talks between the protesting farm union leaders and government to bring a solution to the deadlock over the new farm laws is going on at Vigyan Bhawan.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi hours ahead of the talks between the government and protesting farmers over the contentious farm laws.

Four rounds of negotiations, conducted between three Union ministers and farmers’ representatives, have so far failed to break the deadlock between the two sides.

The Centre has agreed to review the recently enacted legislation and bring amendments if required to address the farmers’ demands. The farmers, however, said that they did not want amendments to the new laws but want them rolled back entirely.

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Tomar requests farmers to stop protesting in cold weather

Union minister Tomar urges farmers’ union to have faith in Modi govt’s decision

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar after the fifth round of talks with the farmers’ union leaders asked them to have faith in the Modi govt. He thanked the farmers’ union for maintaining discipline and said whatever the govt will do, it will be in the interest of the farmers.

Farmers’ leader hopeful govt will repeal laws

Union minister Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation, join discussion

I’d not like to comment on program of Unions. But I’d like to urge farmers & Unions to leave path of agitation and come to path of discussion. Government has had several rounds of talks with them and is ready for further discussion for a solution, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Bharat Bandh scheduled for Dec 8, reports ANI.

Doubts on MSP baseless, ready to resolve every suspicion, says Centre

We have said that the MSP will continue, there is no threat to it. It is baseless to doubt this. Still, if someone is suspicious then the government is ready to resolve it, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, reports ANI.

Bharat Bandh on Dec 8 to go on as announced, says farmers’ union leader

Govt will prepare a draft and give us. They said that they’ll consult the states too. Discussions were held on MSP too but we said that we should also take up laws & talk about their roll back. Bharat Bandh (on 8th Dec) will go on as announced, said Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union, reports ANI.

Farmers’ leaders say will hold internal discussion on govt proposal before Dec 9

Next talk of rounds between centre, farmers’ leaders on Dec 9

It was decided at the meeting that the next round of talks between farmer leaders and central government to be held on December 9th, on the request of all stakeholders reports ANI.

We do not want corporate farming, law to benefit only govt: Farmers’ leaders

Farmers’ leaders during the fifth round of talks said, “We do not want corporate farming. The government will benefit from this law, not the farmer.”  

Union minister Tomar appeals farmers’ leaders to send children,senior citizens home

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requests the farmer leaders during the fifth round of talks to send senior citizens and children home. He said, “Iappeal to all of you to kindly ask senior citizens and children, at the protest site, to go home.”, reports ANI.

Farmers from Bilaspur, Uttarakhand reach Delhi borders to join protest

Farmers from Bilaspur, Uttarakhand reach Ghazipur border (UP-Delhi border) & join protesting farmers stationed at Delhi-Meerut Expressway, reports ANI.

Farmers’ leaders threaten to walk out of meeting if Centre fails to decide on demands raised

‘The government should make a decision on our demands, otherwise, we are walking out of the meeting’, say farmer leaders participating in the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, reports ANI.

Why can’t our parliament discuss issue if Canada’s parliament can: farmers’ representative

If Canada’s parliament can discuss the issue, why can’t our parliament do it, asks Kulwant Singh Sandhu, General Secy, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Punjab on Canadian MPs raising the issue relating to the farmers protest in the Parliament post which the Canadian PM wrote a letter to the government of India.

Farmers’ leaders have lunch carried by them to the fifth round of talks venue

Govt gives written reply of minutes of meeting to farmers’ leaders

The government has given written response of the minutes of the meeting to the farmers’ leaders. The fifth round of talks has been paused for a 15-minute break, reports ANI.

Farmers’ leaders ask centre its decision over farmers’ demands

Farmers’ union leaders during the fifth round of talks with the centre at the Vigyan Bhawan said they don’t want further discussion and instead just need a solution or commitment. They want to know what the government has decided on the demands of the farmers.

Union minister Tomar tells farmers’ unions Centre committed to talks

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells farmers’ unions Centre committed to talks, welcomes feedback on farm bills, reports PTI.

Farmers’ representatives bring their own food to fifth round of talks at Vigyan Bhawan

 

Govt agrees to give written reply of last talks on farm laws as per farmers’ leaders demand

Farmers’ representatives during the fifth round of talks regarding the farm laws asked the centre to provide a pointwise comprehensive written reply of the last meeting, the government has agreed to do so.

Fifth round of meeting at Vigyan Bhawan between farmers’ leaders, Centre begins

Protest to continue until laws rolled back, says farmers’ leader

We want to complete rollback of the laws. If the government doesn’t accept our demand, we will continue our agitation, said Harjinder Singh Tanda, state chief of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, reports ANI.

Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan to hold talks with agitating farmers

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan to hold talks with agitating farmers.

Farmers’ representatives reach Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks

Farmers’ representatives reach Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.

AAP workers in Mumbai protest against Centre’s farm bill

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers in Mumbai protest against Union government over farm bill and in solidarity with farmers protesting in Delhi.

Rashtriya Janata Dal holds protest at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan against the Centre’s farm laws

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) holds protest at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan against the Centre’s farm laws.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, “We demand that the Centre repeals the black laws.”

Farmers’ leaders leave from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks

Farmers’ leaders leave from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves from the Prime Minister’s residence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves from the Prime Minister’s residence.

Farmers’ doubts will be cleared in today’s meeting with Centre: Kailash Choudhary

Farmers’ doubts will be cleared in today’s meeting with Centre. In recent meetings, some issues were clarified. It’s Opposition’s politics, they’re instigating the protest. The meeting will be fruitful & we expect farmers will roll back protest: MoS Agriculture, Kailash Choudhary

We are hoping today’s meeting with central leadership will be positive: Protestor

Farmers protest at Burari’s Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 10th day.

“We’re hoping today’s meeting with central leadership will be positive. We won’t stop until govt agrees to our demands. We’ll make the movement bigger,” says a protestor.

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Narendra Singh Tomar reach PM Modi’s residence in New Delhi

Ahead of the fifth round of meeting with agitating farmers, Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Narendra Singh Tomar reach PM Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi. Union Minister Piyush Goyal also reaches the Prime Minister’s residence.

Government should announce to withdraw the three black laws: Kisan Mahapanchayat president

The government should announce to withdraw the three black laws and give in writing that MSP will continue. If any positive result doesn’t come out of today’s talks, farmers from Rajasthan will march along NH-8 towards Delhi and camp at Jantar Mantar: Rampal Jat, president, Kisan Mahapanchayat.

Hopeful that farmers will think positively and end their agitation: Narendra Singh Tomar

A meeting is scheduled with farmers at 2 pm today. I am very hopeful that farmers will think positively and end their agitation: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee prepares food for protesting farmers

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) prepares food for the farmers protesting at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana).

A volunteer says, “We are providing meals three times a day.”

Delhi: Farmers continue to hold a sit-in protest at Chilla border

Farmers continue to hold a sit-in protest at Chilla border (Delhi-Noida Link Road) against the Centre’s farm laws.

A farmer says, “If anything concrete doesn’t happen in today’s meeting with the Central government then we will gherao the Parliament.”

Gazipur border (UP-Delhi border) on NH-24 is closed for traffic

Gazipur border (UP-Delhi border) on NH-24 is closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi due to farmers protests: Delhi Traffic Police

5th round of talks between farmers, Centre to be held today

The fifth round of talks between the central government and farmers is scheduled to be held today.

A large number of farmers have gathered in and around Delhi to protest against the three farm laws.

Delegation of JJP leaders met Anil Vij and sought withdrawal of cases against farmers during protest

A delegation of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leaders met Home Minister Anil Vij seeking withdrawal of cases against farmers during protest.

Digvijay Chautala said, “Home Minister has assured us that he will look into the matter and discuss the issue with Chief Minister”.

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