Udayavni Special

‘Delhi Chalo’: Farmer unions accept Centre’s offer to hold talks over agri laws


PTI, Dec 1, 2020, 3:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Farmer unions on Tuesday decided to attend a meeting with the Centre as protesters continued their agitation at Delhi border points against the government’s new farm laws.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday had invited leaders of farmer unions for talks on Tuesday, instead of December 3, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and cold.

“In our meeting, we have decided to accept the central government’s offer to hold talks at 3 pm today. Representatives of protesting farmers will attend the meeting with Union ministers,” farmer leader Baljeet Singh Mahal said.

Thousands of farmers stayed put at various Delhi border points for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming.

The meeting has been called at 3 pm on December 1 at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital, Tomar said, adding that those leaders who were present in the meeting held on November 13 have been invited this time.

On Monday, the farmers said that they have come to the national capital for a “decisive battle” and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to their “mann ki baat”.

They said that they will continue their agitation until their demands are met.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

One of its kind: K’taka’s first ever chocolate park to come up in Puttur

Project HOPE: The travelling t-shirt

62% of designated beneficiaries vaccinated on day one in Karnataka

Fire breaks out in Mangaluru-Thiruvananthapuram Malabar Express; None injured

India records 15,144 fresh COVID-19 cases

Six killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan


Related Articles More

PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

Kerala transport corporation MD alleges Rs 100-crore scam

India records 15,144 fresh COVID-19 cases

Six killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan

Attempts to intimidate farmers through notices from central agencies: SAD

MUST WATCH

I have not asked for a ministerial position: Halady Srinivasa Shetty

Staff nurse Shobha, first to be vaccinated against Covid at Dr. TMA Pai hospital

Ravi Katapadi, the hope of the poorest children, won 12.5 lakhs at KBC | Udayavani

Signal surges ahead of Whatsapp amid privacy concerns

What do vaccine experts say about confusion over the covid vaccine?

Latest Additions

Bachchan hails COVID-19 vaccination drive, hopes to eradicate COVID like polio from India

PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

One of its kind: K’taka’s first ever chocolate park to come up in Puttur

Project HOPE: The travelling t-shirt

62% of designated beneficiaries vaccinated on day one in Karnataka

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.