Farmers Protest Highlights: Captain Amarinder Singh to meet Amit Shah ahead of crucial talks

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Updated: December 2, 2020 10:28:31 pm

Farmers Protest in Delhi Live Updates, Farmers March Live News: The leaders of 35 unions met with agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal but nothing came out of that meet. The next round of talks will happen on December 3.

The farmers have blocked a few entry points to Delhi.

Farmers Protest Highlights: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today hit out at Punjab CM Amarinder Singh for saying that Delhi government also passed farm laws. Responding to charges, Kejriwal said: “Punjab CM has made allegations against me that I have passed the black laws in Delhi. How can he do such low-level politics in this fragile situation? It’s not up to State government to implement it. Had it been so why would farmers of country hold talks with Centre.”

He said that the reason behind Singh’s allegation was that the Delhi government did not allow the nine stadiums in Delhi to be converted into jails. He said that the Centre had plans to put the farmers in these stadiums. “They are upset with me as I didn’t give permission for making them jails. So, is it the pressure of these people that you are putting allegations against me? Are you doing it for friendship with BJP or are you under pressure as Enforcement Directorate has filed case against your family?” the Delhi chief minister said.

Earlier today, Home Minister Amit Shah met Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal, who led the Centre’s talks with farmer unions yesterday at Vigyan Bhawan. The Centre’s third round of talks with the farmers remained inconclusive on Tuesday. The farmers have been asked by the Centre to make a list of specific issues with all three laws and submit it today (Wednesday) and the discussion on those issues will happen when they meet again for the fourth round of talks on Thursday (December 3).

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    22:23 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Punjab Chief Minister to meet Union Home Minister

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will meet Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence on Thursday, ahead of the crucial fourth round of talks between the Centre and farmer leaders over their agitation. Sources said that Singh will hold deliberations with Shah on Thursday morning in an effort to work out an amicable solution to the deadlock.

    22:00 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Flyover as shelter!

    Camping at the Delhi-Ghazipur border for a week now, the farmers will take shelter under the Ghazipur flyover while some will head to the homes of their friends and relatives as the night falls, only to return the next morning.

    21:59 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    The MSP worry

    Farmers worry these laws will eliminate the safety net of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and do away with mandis that ensure earning. But the government says the MSP system will continue and the new laws will give farmers more options to sell their crop.

    20:49 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    The ‘Y’ factor

    The government did not want Samyukt Kisan Morcha member Yogendra Yadav to attend talks held between Union ministers and representatives farmer unions on Tuesday, some farmers said.

    20:47 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Is it just about Punjab?

    Addressing a press conference, Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal accused the Centre of dividing farmers organisations by projecting the ongoing protests as Punjab-centric.

    20:45 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Modi govt trying to divide farmers, accuse protestors

    Ahead of the crucial meeting, farmers have asked the Central government to convene special Parliament session and repeal the ‘black’ laws.

    19:34 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Haryana agriculture minister’s advice to farmers

    This is not Lahore or Karachi, this is nation’s Capital. Please use your conscience and stop blocking the Delhi roads, JP Dalal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

    18:45 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Shah, Tomar, Goyal hold deliberations ahead of talks with protesting farmer leaders

    Ahead of the second round of talks between the Centre and the representatives of protesting farmers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held deliberations with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal here on Wednesday on ways to dispel concerns over the new farm laws. Tomar, Goyal along with Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash had represented the Union government on Tuesday during the talks with farmer leaders, who have been demanding a repeal of the newly enacted laws. (PTI) 

    18:40 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Bar Council opposes the three farm laws

    Bar Council condemns the three farm laws and will write to the Prime Minister to repeal them as it is against the farmers. It is also against the lawyers as it bars the Civil Court’s jurisdiction & won’t let farmers get justice: Senior Advocate HS Phoolka (ANI)

    18:20 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Latest traffic advisory from Delhi Police

    Kalindi Kunj Border is open for traffic movement. 

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    18:01 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Laws in farmers' interest, agriculture minister ahead of talks on Thursday

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar: I appeal to the farmers that the laws are in their interest and the reforms have been done after a long wait, but if they have any objection to it then we are ready to address their concerns. We will hold discussions with farmers' leaders tomorrow. Let's see to what extent issues can be resolved. 

    17:27 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Krantikari Kisan Union demands special session to repeal farm laws

    Krantikari Kisan Union President: We demand that the Central government should call a special Parliament Session to repeal the farm laws. We also held talks with Tikait Ji (of Bharatiya Kisan Union), he told us that he is with us. We are together in this struggle. We call for burning of effigies throughout the country to protest against Modi government and corporate houses on December 5.

    17:26 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Noida administration shifts protesting farmers to Dr Ambedkar Memorial Park

    Noida: Administration shifts protesting farmers to Dr Ambedkar Memorial Park from Mahamaya flyover road, where they had gathered from different areas of UP. "Since protesters were sitting on road causing traffic jam, we've to shift them here," says Noida DCP Rajesh Kumar Singh.

    17:01 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Centre deceived farmers of UP and Uttarakhand: AIKSCC

    The Home Minister had said that the government will talk to farmers who will sit in Burari. After his appeal, farmers from Uttarakhand and UP came here but the govt didn't invite us for talks yesterday. It shows that the government will talk to those who take the law into their hands. Now that the government has deceived the farmers of UP and Uttarakhand, there is no point in staying here in Burari: Sardar VM Singh, convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee 

    16:25 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacks Amarinder Singh

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Punjab CM has made allegations against me that I have passed the black laws in Delhi. How can he do such low-level politics in this fragile situation? It's not up to State government to implement it. Had it been so why would farmers of country hold talks with Centre. The reason behind Captain sahab's allegation is that we did not allow the nine stadiums in Delhi to be converted into jails. The Centre had plans to put the farmers in these stadiums. They are upset with me as I didn't give permission for making them jails. So, is it the pressure of these people that you are putting allegations against me? Are you doing it for friendship with BJP or are you under pressure as Enforcement Directorate has filed case against your family?

    15:34 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Barricades at Delhi-Noida border removed, traffic allowed

    Police remove barricades at Delhi-Noida border allowing movement of traff

    15:04 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Farmers agitation gathers steam as more protestors converge on Delhi borders

    The number of protesting farmers swelled at Delhi border points today as police stepped up security after thousands blocked key gateways into the national capital for the seventh day on the trot, leaving commuters to face a harrowing time. The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur intensified leading to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with Uttar Pradesh. "The Chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic due to farmers' protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid Noida link road for going to Noida and use NH 24 and DND instead," the traffic police tweeted. At the Chilla Border which connects Delhi with Noida, more farmers from Firozabad, Meerut, Noida and Etawah started gathering, prompting the authorities to close the key road stretch for the second consecutive day. The protestors at the Delhi-Noida border belong to various districts of western Uttar Pradesh and want to reach the national capital to join the bigger stir launched by the farmers of Punjab and Haryana against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws. (PTI)

    14:26 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Police detain Punjab Youth Congress workers in Chandigarh

    Chandigarh: Police detain Punjab Youth Congress workers who had gheraoed Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's residence, demanding an apology from him for alleged use of force against protesting farmers.

    13:46 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Police use water cannon on Punjab Youth Congress workers

    Farmers protests: Police use water cannon on Punjab Youth Congress workers who have gheraoed Haryana CM ML Khattar's residence, demanding an apology from him for alleged use of force against protesting farmers.

    13:31 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Spike in vegetable and fruit prices due to farmers’ agitation: Farmer

    Farmers protests in Delhi: Traders say there is spike in vegetable and fruit prices due to farmers’ agitation. Speaking to ANI, a trader says, "A vehicles carrying vegetables are stuck at borders due to protest. It has impacted supply and prices. It will continue till protest lasts."

    13:11 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Farmers' income has halved while that of govt's friends has risen: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today attacked the Centre over its claim of doubling farmers' income and alleged that their income has in fact "halved" under the 'suit-boot sarkar', while that of its crony friends has grown four times. "They said farmers income will be doubled. What they did was increase incomes of 'friends' four times and those of farmers will be halved. This suit-boot government is of lies and loot," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. His remarks come at a time when farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws. (PTI)

    12:24 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Amit Shah meets agri minister, Piyush Goyal

    Farmers protests: A meeting is underway at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal, who led the Centre's talks with farmer unions yesterday at Vigyan Bhawan, also present in the meeting with the Home Minister. 

    12:03 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Protest continues at Singhu border - see pics

    Farmers' protest against Central Government's Farm laws continues at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana). 

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    11:58 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Government has to back-off, TMC on farmers protests

    Agitating farmers are adamant for withdrawal of farm laws. I feel that the government has to back-off. Also, these laws will have international repercussions. I saw in the news yesterday that Canada Prime Minister supports the farmers' movement. TMC is against farm laws: Sougata Roy, TMC

    11:15 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Rahul Gandhi targets Centre

    Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has attacked Prime Minister Modi saying he claimed income of farmers would double but income of his friends have gone up four-fold. He called the government - loot ki sarkar, suit-boot ki sarkar. 

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    11:03 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    What happened in meeting between Centre and farmers on Tuesday

    The talks between the Centre and farmer unions failed to end the standoff and the two sides will now meet again on December 3. The farmer unions rejected the government's offer to set up a committee to look into issues raised by them and said they will intensify their stir until their demands are met. The 35 farmer leaders held a three-hour meeting at Vigyan Bhavan with the ministerial delegation that included Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash.

    In a statement, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), an umbrella outfit of the farmer unions which are pressing for the repeal of the laws, said the talks remained inconclusive. It said they rejected the government proposal to form a five-member committee to look into the objections and study the concerns, while asserting that such committees have led to no results in the past.However, Tomar said the farmer unions have been asked to come with specific issues in the laws and we are ready to discuss and address their concerns" and they will meet again on December 3.

    10:45 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Held positive dialogue with protesting farmers: DCP, Outer North-Delhi

    Positive dialogue being held with the protesting farmers here. We have arrangements in place to contain any law and order situation: Gaurav Sharma, DCP, Outer North-Delhi at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana).

    10:28 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Farmers sit-in at Noida-Delhi border, key route to Delhi closed for vehicles

    Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continue their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day, leading to closure of a key route that connects Uttar Pradesh with Delhi. The Noida Traffic Police has advised commuters travelling to Delhi to avoid using the Chilla route and instead take the DND or Kalindi Kunj route. The farmers at the Delhi-Noida border belong to various districts of western Uttar Pradesh and want to reach the national capital to join the bigger stir launched by farmers of Punjab and Haryana against the Centre's agriculture reform laws. "The Chilla route is obstructed due to the farmers' sit-in demonstration at the Noida-Delhi border. Kindly use alternative routes (DND or Kalindi Kunj) to reach your destination," the Noida Traffic Police tweeted.

    Hundreds of farmers affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union and other groups had gathered at the border Tuesday evening where heavy security has been deployed on both Noida and Delhi sides which has prevented them from proceeding further. (PTI)

    10:11 (IST)02 Dec 2020
    Farmers Protests: Traffic advisory from Delhi Police

    Delhi Traffic Police: The chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic due to farmers protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid Noida link road for going to Noida and use NH 24 and DND instead for Noida.

    Available Open Borders to Haryana are following Borders Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera.

    Tikri border, Jharoda Border, Jhatikra Border are closed for any Traffic Movement. Badusarai Border is open only for two wheeler traffic.

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