‘Consensus on 2 issues’: Farmers, govt make headway as protests continue

UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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As protests continue, government and farmers reached consensus on 2 issues during 6th round of talk. However, main points of farm law repeal & MSP legislation were unaddressed. Farmer leaders and union ministers will meet again on January 4, 2021. “Today's talks were held in a very good environment and it concluded on a positive note. Consensus on two out of four issues was reached between both sides,” said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. He added, “Considering the chilly weather in Delhi, I have requested the farmer leaders to send home the elderly, women and children. The next round of talks will be held on January 4.” Farmers have been protesting in and around Delhi for over a month. Protesting farmers want 3 recent agri-reform laws repealed. Farmers allege threat to MSP due to the laws while the government denies charge. Watch the full video for more.

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