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Ahead of Tomorrow's Talk, Farmer Says "Last Chance For Centre...": 10 Points
Farmers are camped out at five spots around Delhi with trailers packed with food, water and essential goods, underlining their resolve.
Ahead of Tomorrows Talk, Farmer Says "Last Chance For Centre...": 10 Points
New Delhi: The farmers are protesting the controversial new farm laws have warned the centre against trying to sow discord in their ranks and stressed that, contrary to the narrative some members of the ruling BJP are pushing their campaign was not limited to the farmers from Punjab.
The farmers also said their protests would continue unless the centre recalled the "black" laws and said a special session of Parliament should be convened to do just that.
Update on the massive protest:
1- The government tried to show this is only the movement of farmers in Punjab. The government tried to divide us," Dr. Darshan Pal, President of the Krantikari Kisan Union, told reporters at Singh on the Delhi-Haryana border. "We will continue our agitation till all three farm laws are repealed. The centre should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws," he added.
2- "We have also decided farmer leaders from all over the country, not just Punjab should be called for talks. On December 5 we will conduct a nationwide protest and burn effigies of the Narendra Modi government and corporate houses," said Dr. Pal adding that two days later sports persons and athletes from Punjab, who had received national awards, would return these as the sign of the protest.
3- "We'll burn effigies in every district of Maharashtra tomorrow and on December 5 in Gujarat to protest. Tomorrow is the last chance for the government to take a decision to repeal the laws, otherwise, this movement will become huge and the government will fall," Pratibha Shinde of the Lok Sangharsh Morcha, was quoted by news agency ANI.
4- Shortly afterward the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the farmers to continue with the discussions. "Let's see to what extent issues can be resolved... the laws are in their interest and the reforms have been done after a long wait, but if they have any objection to it then we are ready to address their concerns," Mr. Tomar said.
5- Earlier today the 32 farmers group met at the Singhu border after the centre asked for the written details of the "specific issues" related to the Farm Reforms Acts.The farmers at a press conference afterward pointed out that the clause-wise" list of objections had been submitted to the centre in October. "But tomorrow, it will be given in writing again," a farmer leader said.
6- The centre after the first meeting the farmers, who have been protesting for over three months now, appeared disillusioned with the centre's response. "Going by yesterday's meeting, we don't think the government is in a mood to withdraw the laws. The government wants farmers to fight among themselves," one leader said.
7- After the first meeting on Tuesday with the Union ministers since a thousand of farmers marched to Delhi last week, a re-pitched proposal by the centre to form the five-member committee to take talks forward was shot down.
8- The meeting in which Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and the junior industry minister Som Prakashn participated yielded no breakthrough, much like the two earlier ones.
9- Farmers are camped out at five spots around Delhi with trailers packed with food, water, and essential goods, underlining their resolve.
10- The protest have affected the traffic to and from Delhi.