Day after Prime Minister’s appeal, farmer unions decide to resume talks with Centre

We propose to hold another round of talks with the Centre on 29th December, said farmer unions on Saturday. The first two points in our agenda for talks are-modalities to repeal the three farm laws, and mechanism to bring law for providing a legal guarantee on MSP, Yogendra Yadav on behalf of Farmer union, told reporters.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 26, 2020 18:46 IST
Day after Prime Minister’s appeal, farmer unions decide to resume talks with Centre
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Day after Prime Minister’s appeal, farmer unions decide to resume talks with centre. Farmer unions propose 29th December as the date for next round (6th round) of talks with the Centre govt over three Farm Laws. The development comes hours after Prime Minister Modi on Friday said that Govt is open to hold talks with the protesting farmers. Prime Minister also enabled transfer of 18,000 Crore to nearly 9 Cr farmers through PM KISAN scheme while addressing the farmers across the country through video conferencing.

Farmer leaders decide to resume talks with govt, propose meeting on December 29, Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait told News Agency PTI.

Interacting with the media personnel, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday said "We propose to hold another round of talks with the Centre at 11 am on 29th December. The first two points in our agenda for talks are- modalities to repeal the three farm laws, and mechanism & procedure to bring law for providing a legal guarantee on MSP (Minimum Support Price)".

In a letter to centre, farmer unions have given their agenda for the talks which includes modalities of repeal of three farm laws and legal guarantee for MSP, said Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India.

The farmers' protest on Saturday entered 31st day when Punjab based farmers reached Delhi demanding Modi govt to hold a meeting over the three farm laws that passed in September this year.

On other hand Krantikari Kisan Union said that all toll plazas in Punjab and Haryana is open and will remain permanently open. The President of Krantikari Kisan Union Darshan Pal, also said that on 30th December they will organize a tractor march from Singhu border.

In the earlier developments of the day the Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava visited the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) where farmers' protest against the Centre's Farm Laws.

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