Farm Stir: Delhi-Meerut Expressway blocked; Farmers to decide on govt's offer for talks (pc: social media)
The farmers protesting against three farm laws have announced a nationwide strike, or Bharat Bandh, on December 8 where they said they will block all toll plazas and roads leading to Delhi.
The farmers will hold a fifth round of talks with the central government on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Delhi: 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
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
Delhi: 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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