Farmers Protest 2020, Indian Farmers Protest News Update: The farmers have vowed to intensify their protest against the Centre for not listening to their demands of taking back laws and guarantee MSP. They will also boycott products made by "Ambani and Adani".
“MSP is the main demand. There is no meaning of MSP without legal guarantee,” said V M Singh, the convenor of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC). (Photo source: IE)
2020 Indian Farmers Protest News Update: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today appealed the farmers to re-consider proposal sent by Centre and have a dialogue with it to discuss the amendments in Farm Acts. This comes a day after farmers rejected Centre’s proposal saying there was nothing new in it. The farmers also laid out a detailed plan to further intensify their protest across the country. The farmer unions have been demanding the scrapping of three farm laws and minimum support price guarantee in the acts. The Centre has made it clear that it will neither take back the laws nor make MSP part of the acts. It, however, offered to make some amendments with regards to taxes on mandis and power act.
After five rounds of talks, Home Minister Amit Shah called the farmers to discuss and break the deadlock. However, that meeting too did not yield anything as farmers stuck to their demand of taking back laws. The Centre agreed to send a written proposal stating amendments that it wished to make to placate farmers. However, farmers said that there was nothing new in the proposal therefore rejected. Now farmer unions have announced that they would intensify their agitation by blocking the Jaipur-Delhi and the Delhi-Agra expressways by Saturday, and escalate it to a nationwide protest on December 14. They will also “gherao” BJP ministers and boycott party leaders across the country.
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The farmer leaders yesterday rejected a government offer of amendments in the new farm laws and a "written assurance" on continuing the minimum support price system. The farmers said that there was nothing new in the Centre's proposal which offered some amendments. The farmers vowed to intensify their protest by blocking key highways linking Delhi and a nationwide protest on December 14. The sixth round of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled, but the two sides maintained they were open to dialogue. Five opposition leaders, who are among leaders supporting the protest, approached President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. A five-member delegation that included Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury met the president seeking repeal of the farm laws against which thousands of farmers have been protesting on the borders of the national capital for the last 13 days. (Inputs from PTI)