Farmers Protests to intensify, Talks with govt. Inconclusive

Government proposal not acceptable to farm unions – Protests will intensify across the country

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PC-ANI

35 farm leaders met with a Ministerial delegation of Government of India which included Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Commerce Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal, and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, to press for their demands around the repeal of 3 Central Farm Acts and withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020.

32 of the farmer leaders were from Punjab Unions and one from Haryana, and two were from national farmer alliances – AIKSCC and RKMS.

The talks ended inconclusively and will resume the day after, on December 3rd, 2020.

Farmer leaders rejected the government proposal to form a 5-member committee to look into the objections and study the concerns. They told the government that such Committees led to no results and outcomes in the past.

The Government also asked the farm unions for their detailed critique to be provided in the statutes and to articulate the objections in detail. The Minister said that statutes could have deficiencies and that the government is willing to look into objections and deficiencies pointed to by the unions and consider changing the same.

Farmer leaders have reached Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi where Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has invited them for talks with the Centre on Tuesday, 1 December.

AIKSCC announced that the protests of farmers will intensify further until their demands are met.

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