Farmers Protest: The protesting farmers held fourth rounds of talks with the Centre on Thursday. They will meet again on Saturday (December 5).
Farmers from across the country have been protesting at borders.
Farmers Protest HIGHLIGHTS: The protesting farmers have announced Bharat Bandh on December 8. Addressing a press conference, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Lakhowal) General Secretary HS Lakhowal said that the effigies of Prime Minister Modi will be burnt across the country tomorrow (December 5). He said that the farmers have given a call for Bharat Bandh on December 8. The comes just a day before the Centre is set to hold another round of talks with farmers on Saturday.
This week, the Centre met the farmers twice to resolve the issues put forth by them. However, the farmers have decided to intensify their protest further. The farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the farm laws, and continue to sit at borders blocking major entry points to Delhi. On Thursday, the farmers held fourth rounds of talks with Centre at Vigyan Bhawan. After the meeting, the farmers said that the Centre had finally accepted that there were some issues with the three laws. While farmers are pushing for complete roll back, the Centre has made it clear that withdrawal is not possible but some it can look at some amendments. Both the parties will meet again on December 5 for fifth round of talks.