Protesters threaten to intensify stir, 5th Round of Talks at 2 PM Today
A delegation of farmers will meet Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday to discuss their demands and resolve the issue. The fifth round of meeting is expected to begin at around 2 PM at Vigyan Bhawan.
On Thursday, the fourth round of talks between the Centre and farmers’ representatives did not reach any conclusion, but the government agreed to make some amendments in the farm laws.
On the other hand, agitating farmers last night announced a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 and said they would occupy toll plazas on that day. Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadoni said if the Centre does not accept their demands during Saturday’s talks, they will intensify their agitation against the new farm laws.
The farmers are protesting against The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.