Farmers protest LIVE updates: no sixth round of talks between agricultural unions and government today
Farmers’ agitation on the outskirts of Delhi against the three controversial farm laws entered on the 34th on Tuesday, on a day when the sixth round of talks between the government and farm unions was expected to take place. However, on Monday, the government wrote to farmers inviting them to dialogue at 2 pm on December 30. On Saturday, the unions had proposed that the sixth round of talks take place at 11 am on December 29, in response to the proposal to hold a dialogue at a date and time chosen by the unions. However, farmers rejected the initial proposal in this regard.
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Also on Monday, Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered the police to take action after several Reliance Jio towers were allegedly vandalized by farmers protesting against agricultural laws. Earlier in the day, in what was seen as another approach by the Center towards farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually marked the 100th service of the Kisan Railway, which will run between Sangola in Maharashtra and Shalimar in West Bengal. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, at the celebrations of the 136th day of the founding of the holiday, said it was a “sin” that the government was using the kind of words it has for farmers, adding that it should reach out to farmers. and repeal the laws. In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also demanded that the “draconian” laws be withdrawn and expressed her solidarity with farmers.
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Here are the updates from day 34 of the protests against the farm bill:
No talks between government and agricultural unions today, postponed to Wednesday
The sixth round of talks between the government and the agrarian unions will take place on December 30, after the Center sent a letter to the unions on the matter on Monday. On Saturday, in response to the government’s second proposal to hold talks at the time and date chosen by the farmers, the unions suggested that the dialogue take place at 11 a.m. on December 29.