Farmers Protest Highlights: Talks between govt, farmers remain inconclusive; Next meeting proposed on December 5

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Updated: December 3, 2020 10:00:28 pm

Farmers Protest in Delhi: The third round of talks were held on Tuesday when Centre asked farmers to prepare a list of what they felt were against their interests. The Centre will discuss those points in detail with farmers today.

Farmers Protest in Delhi Live, Farmers March Today Live UpdatesThe farmers, on the other hand, are adamant on their demand and want the Centre to guarantee them that their produce will be procured at MSP.

 

Farmers Protest Today Highlights Updates: Fourth round of talks between Centre and farmers concluded at Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday evening. Regarding the next round of talks, it was decided that the next meeting between Central Government and the leaders of the protesting farmer groups will be held on December 5. Around 40 union leaders attended the meeting with Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal.

As the meeting culminated, PTI reported government sources as saying that Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addressed doubts of farmers during the meeting with union leaders. On its part, the government assured the group of farmer leaders that all their valid concerns would be addressed, but the other side flagged several loopholes and deficiencies in the laws, which they said were passed hastily in September.

ANI reported that the farmer leaders suggested that  the government call a special session of the Parliament to abolish the new farm laws. On the other hand, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the farmer leaders that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will not be touched, and no changes will be made to it.

The third round of talks were held on Tuesday when Centre asked farmers to prepare a list of what they felt were against their interests. The Centre held discussions on those points in detail with farmers.

Ahead of the planned meeting, Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in an interview on Wednesday, said that he did see any requirement of putting the minimum support price in laws. He said MSP was never part of the laws. It is an administrative decision and will remain so, the union minister said.

The farmers, on the other hand, are adamant on their demand and want the Centre to guarantee them that their produce will be procured at MSP. They want this in writing in laws.

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    20:09 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Bharatiya Kisan Union leader on talks with the Central Government

    The issue is about the complete roll back of laws. Not only one but discussions will also be held on several issues. Farmers want that the laws be taken back. Government wants to talk about MSP and amendment to the Acts: Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union (ANI)

    20:03 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    BJP ally JJP seeks rollback of cases against agitating farmers

    The BJP's coalition partner JJP on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of cases registered in Haryana against farmers who participated in "Delhi Chalo" march against the Centre's farm laws. Jannayak Janta Party leader Digvijay Singh Chautala said the cases against farmers must be withdrawn to ensure that the situation does not worsen and no mistrust is crated between farmers and the government. "We will talk to the chief minister and home minister and tell them to withdraw cases against farmers so that situation does not worsen and any kind of mistrust is not created," Chautala told reporters. "This is our party's stand on the issue. To protest peacefully is the fundamental right of the farmers," he added. The JJP has also been facing the opposition's fire for not walking out of the alliance on farmers' issue and "clinging to power". (PTI) 

    20:01 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Bharatiya Kisan Union leader on talks with the Central Government

    Government has given indications over MSP. It seems that their stand over MSP will be fine. The talks have made a little progress: Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union, after meeting with the central government over Farm laws (ANI)

    20:00 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    The government is holding talks and the issue that will come up during discussion will definitely reach to a solution. That is why I appeal to farmers to end their agitation so that people of Delhi don't face problems that they are facing due to protests: Agriculture Minister NS Tomar (ANI)

    20:00 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    It was raised in meeting that if trade takes place outside the purview of mandi, it'll take place on the basis of PAN Card, which can be easily acquired by anyone today. So, trader should be registered. So, we will also ensure that the trader gets registered: Agriculture Minister (ANI)

    19:59 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    People have reservations on MSP (Minimum Support Price). I would like to reiterate that the MSP system will continue and we will assure farmers about it: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI)

    19:59 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    Government will contemplate about seeing that APMC is further strengthened and its usage increases. New laws lay down provision for private mandis outside purview of APMC. So, we'll also contemplate about having an equal tax for private as well as mandis under AMPC Act: Agriculture Minister (ANI)

    19:58 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    They (agitating farmers) also expressed their concerns over an Ordinance on stubble burning and the Act on electricity. The government is open to consider and discuss these issues as well: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI)

    19:58 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on talks with farmer leaders

    In the new Act, it has been provided that farmers can take their grievances to SDM court. Farmers' Unions feel that SDM court is a lower court and they should be allowed to go the court. Government will consider this demand: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI)

    19:55 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers are concerned that the new laws will end APMCs: Agriculture Minister

    Some points have been raised in previous meetings and today's meet. Farmer unions are mainly concerned about these. Govt has no ego, it was discussing with farmers with an open mind. Farmers are concerned that the new laws will end APMCs: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI)

    19:52 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Next meeting between govt, farmers proposed on Saturday

    Fourth round of talks between government, farmers remain inconclusive; Next meeting proposed on Saturday (PTI)

    19:37 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addressed doubts of farmers during meeting with union leaders

    Govt says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addressed doubts of farmers during meeting with union leaders (PTI)

    19:35 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Meeting of farmer leaders with the central government concludes

    The meeting of farmer leaders with the central government concludes. Next meeting to be held on December 5. (ANI)

    19:29 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Punjabi singers play new tunes, reflect farmers' mood

    Punjabi singers are doing their bit for the farmers' cause, coming up with catchy new numbers to help keep their protest going at Delhi's borders."Murrde ni laye bina haq, Dilliye" (Delhi, we aren't turning back without getting our rights) is one of them, reflecting the mood of Punjab farmers seeking repeal of the new laws enacted at the Centre. These songs, which primarily centre around the farmers' agitation, are gaining immense popularity among the protesters at the Singhu and Tikri borders. Noted Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann who has been supporting farmers' protests for the last several months said that he had come out with a new song on Wednesday. "I have come out with a new song 'murrde ni laye bina haq, Dilliye'... It is all about how farmers carrying ration for six months are protesting and how the safety of their field is very important. It is a fight of their existence," said Mann on Thursday. (PTI) 

    19:25 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers take out protest rally in Kota

    Thousands of farmers from four districts of Kota division took out a protest march on Thursday to demand the withdrawal of the Centre's new farm laws. The protestors under the aegis of Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sangarsh Samanya Samiti assembled at Shahid Smark in the city in the noon and submitted a memorandum to the district collector. The farmers, some of them riding in tractor-trolleys, marched through main roads of the city and raised slogans against the agri bills. A heavy police force was deployed in the area. (PTI) 

    19:19 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Bundelkhand farmers threaten to step up stir

    The Bundelkhand Kisan Union on Thursday supported farmers' demand for convening a special session of Parliament to repeal the Centre's three farm laws and warned the government of intensifying their stir. "The three laws passed by the Union government are anti-farmers. They will not help farmers in any way and will only force them to commit suicide," said BKU national president Vimal Kumar. "The government should immediately convene a special session of the Parliament and withdraw all the three controversial laws and set up a 'Krishi Ayog' consisting only of agriculture scientists and farmers," Sharma said. (PTI) 

    19:07 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    MSP will not be touched, no changes will be made to it: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells farmer leaders

    MSP (Minimum Support Price) will not be touched, no changes will be made to it: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replies to farmer leaders during their meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi (ANI)

    18:54 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmer leaders suggest that special session of Parliament be called and the new farm laws be abolished

    Farmer leaders' meeting with the central government at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi: The farmer leaders suggest the government that a special session of the Parliament be called and the new farm laws be abolished. (ANI)

    18:52 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers block Jaipur-Delhi highway to demand withdrawal of farm laws

    A group of farmers on Thursday blocked the Jaipur-Delhi highway for nearly an hour to demand the withdrawal of the Centre's contentious farm laws. The protestors, under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti, expressed solidarity with the farmers agitating at the national capital's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for nearly a week. A group of farmers also staged a protest on the Rajasthan-Haryana border in Alwar district and said the number of the protestors will increase if the Centre failed to fulfil their demands. "The Centre should withdraw the farm laws immediately. Such a large number of farmers are raising their voice against the anti-farmers laws but the government is taking no step to fulfil the demands," CPI-M leader Ravindra Shukla said. In Alwar, the agitating farmers were joined by the Rashtriya Kisan Mahapanchayat president Rampal Jat said. "We are waiting for the outcome of the meeting being held in Delhi. If there is no positive result, the farmers will be mobilised from here," Jat said. (PTI)

    18:47 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    At protest sites, Punjab brothers doing 'sewa' by fixing tractors of farmers

    From fixing cars and tractors free of cost to serving sugarcane juice to doctors attending protestors, Rantir Singh, a mechanic from Punjab, has taken up many roles to ensure farmers camping at Delhi's Singhu border for the last seven days can continue with their protest against the Centre's farm laws. "My brother, Jaswant Singh, is camping at the Tikri border and doing the same. He too is a mechanic," says Rantir, from Barnala district. The duo are part of the thousands who have gathered at the two borders to protest against the new farm laws, which many farmers say will pave way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporates. (PTI) 

    18:33 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Nihang Sikhs backs farmers protesting against Farm Acts

    Nihang Sikhs reach Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) in support of the farmers protesting against Central Government's farm laws. They say, "Govt should roll back the black laws. Otherwise, we will continue to remain here. We are farmers too and we stand with these farmers."

    17:17 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Traffic Alert from Delhi Police

    Tikri, Jharoda Borders are closed for any Traffic Movement.

    Badusarai Border is open only for Light Motor Vehicle like Cars and two wheelers.

    Jhatikara Border is open only for two wheeler traffic.

    Available Open Borders to Haryana are following Borders.

    Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera Borders

    17:14 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers try to break police barricades - WATCH

    Agitating farmers assembled at Ghazipur border (UP-Delhi border) try to break police barricades. 

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    16:36 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Do they look like Khalistanis? Sukhbir Badal slams Centre for calling protestors 'anti-nationals'

    There are elderly women in farmer protests. Do they look like Khalistanis? It is a way of calling farmers of the country as anti-nationals. This is an insult to the farmers. How dare they call our farmers anti-nationals? Does BJP or anybody else have the right to declare anybody as anti-national? These people (farmers) have dedicated their entire life to the nation and now you are calling them anti-national. People who are calling them anti-nationals are actually anti-nationals: Sukhbir Badal

    16:08 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Adhir Ranjan writes to Lok Sabha Speaker to call Winter Session to discuss farmers protest

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP writes to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to call the Winter Session to discuss present farmers protest, the status of COVID19 vaccine and issues of economic slowdown and unemployment.

    16:06 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers don't need laws, why is Centre forcing them? Sukhbir Singh Badal

    Parkash Singh Badal fought for farmers for his entire life. He returned his award to send a strong message to the government. Farmers don't need these laws so why the government of India is forcing them on farmers? Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal to ANI

    15:56 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers refuse lunch offered by Centre, having their own food - WATCH

    Farmer leaders have food during the lunch break at Vigyan Bhawan where the talk with the government is underway.

    A farmer leader says, "We are not accepting food or tea offered by the government. We have brought our own food".

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    15:53 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmers in Odisha back ongoing protest in Delhi

    Odisha: Members of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee protest in front of the state assembly in Bhubaneswar in support of Farmers Protests in Delhi.

    "We want Centre to withdraw Farm laws that can destroy farmers and agriculture," says Farmers Leader Praful Samantaray

    15:52 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa returns Padma Bhushan

    Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (file photo) announces to return Padma Bhushan award in protest against farm laws. (ANI)

    15:48 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Mamata Banerjee threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not withdrawn

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the “anti-farmer” new farm laws are not withdrawn. The TMC supremo lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre over the issue in a series of tweets. “I am very much concerned about the farmers, their lives and livelihood. GOI must withdraw the anti-farmer bills. If they do not do so immediately, we will agitate throughout the state and the country. From the very start, we have been strongly opposing these anti-farmer bills,” she tweeted.

    14:38 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Bhim Army Chief meets protesting farmers at Singhu border

    Delhi: Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar meets protesting farmers at Singhu border. "If Government becomes dictator then people should come out on the streets. Government should stop shaming this movement. We are here to support our farmers and will stand by them till the end," he said.

    14:21 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Punjab CM stressing need to protect MSP: CMO

    Punjab CM stressing the need to protect MSP and continue with the APMC based Mandi system, urged Home Minister to listen to the farmers with an open mind to resolve the standoff quickly so that farmers can return to their homes: CMO

    13:49 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan

    Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan: Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has returned Padma Vibhushan to protest “the betrayal of the farmers by government of India”, news agency ANI reported. He was conferred with the award on in March 2015. Thousands of farmers from Punjab have been protesting against three farm laws saying they will destroy state-run mandis where they sell their produce.

    13:13 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Maharashtra Congress passes resolution to support protesting farmers

    Maharashtra Congress passes a resolution to support the farmers protesting in Delhi against the Centre's farm laws. 

    13:03 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Nothing for me to resolve: Amarinder Singh after meeting Amit Shah

    Discussion is going on between farmers and Centre, there's nothing for me to resolve. I reiterated my opposition in my meeting with Home Minister and requested him to resolve the issue as it affects the economy of my state and security of the nation: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

    12:51 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Talk begins at Vigyan Bhawan

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister Piyush Goyal hold talks with farmer leaders, at Vigyan Bhawan

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    12:25 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan for the fourth round of talks with Centre

    Delhi: Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan for the fourth round of talks with the government on farm laws. Ahead of meeting with farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says, "I'm hoping for a positive outcome."

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    12:23 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    40 union leaders present at Vigyan Bhawan, meeting with Centre shortly

    At least 40 union leaders are currently present at Vigyan Bhawan to hold fourth round of talks with the Centre. The leaders of farmer unions will discuss specific provisions in the three farm laws with the Centre. The government had met the leaders on Tuesday and asked them to prepare a list of what they felt were against their interests. The Centre will discuss those points in detail with farmers today. 

    12:16 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Hoping for a positive outcome, Agriculture Minister ahead of meeting with farmers

    The government is constantly discussing issues with farmers. Today is the fourth round of talks and I'm hoping for a positive outcome: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar after meeting Home Minister Amit Shah

    12:14 (IST)03 Dec 2020
    Amid farmer protests, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh arrives at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah

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