Farmers Protest Highlights: The government has sent a proposal to farmers who have been pushing for scrapping of Farm Acts.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws for the past 12 days.
Farmers Protest Today Highlights: Farmer leaders on Wednesday unanimously rejected the government proposal on contentious agri laws saying they may consider if the Centre sends another proposal. Farmer leaders said that they will gherao district headquarters in states on December 14 and will block Jaipur-Delhi highway on December 12. Addressing a press conference, farmer leaders said that they will block all roads in Delhi one by one if the three farm laws are not scrapped. Meanwhile, farmer leader Prahalad Singh Bharukheda said that there is nothing new in govt proposal and therefore they will continue to protest against three agri-marketing laws.
Another farm leader Shiv Kumar Kakka said that no decisions have been made on the next round of talks with the central government and protesting farmers might take a decision on crossing Singhu border to enter Delhi in the coming days.
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The Centre and farmers have so far held five round of talks on Farm Acts. After the fifth round of talks on Saturday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said that they had decided to meet again at 11 am on December 9. Day before this scheduled talks, Amit Shah called 13 farmer leaders for a meeting that began after 8 pm and ended around midnight. The meeting was earlier scheduled at Amit Shah's residence, but the venue was shifted to National Agricultural Science Complex, Pusa. The meeting appeared to have created a discord among the organisations spearheading the protests on Delhi's borders with the head of the BKU (Ugrahan), which is one of the largest outfits in the bloc, questioning the rationale of the talks a day before the scheduled official consultations. (With inputs from PTI)