Agitation Continues as Kisan Unions Await Meeting with Centre @ 3 PM Today
The ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march by farmers in the national capital against the three contentious agricultural laws on Tuesday entered the sixth day as they remained unmoved by the appeals of the Centre and affirmed to continue their stir till their demands are heard. In a late-night decision yesterday, Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar agreed to call the agitating farmers for talks at 3 PM today. The minister had earlier set December 3 as the date for a meeting.
“The farmers are being deceived on these historic agriculture reform laws by the same people who have misled them for decades,” Modi said. He reiterated that farmers who wanted to follow the old system of trading referring to the mandis’ where they can get the MSP are still free to do so and the three laws only give them new options to sell for more.
“On November 13, we had decided we will meet on December 3, but farmers are in a mood to protest,” the union minister said, adding that the government has invited the union heads for a meeting at Vigyan Bhawan at 3 PM on December 1.