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Congress holds protest demonstration over the three farm laws passed by the Centre in Bhopal
Next round of talks will be held on January 19.
Ninth round of talks between government and farmers unions opposed to the central farm laws concluded.
The Congress had planned to gherao the residence of the Haryana governor as part of a nationwide protest call. Police put up barricades to stop the protesters from moving towards the Raj Bhawan.
When Hooda and other party leaders tried to march towards the Haryana Raj Bhawan, they were detained by the police and taken to the Sector-17 police station in a bus.
Bhupinder Hooda, several other Haryana Cong leaders detained during march to Raj Bhawan, reports PTI
PM Modi doesn’t respect farmers, wants to tire out those protesting against agri laws: Rahul
“The MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after the break,” agriculture minister Narendra Tomar had said after coming out of the meeting for lunch
Meeting between farmers and government resumes after lunch break
Agri minister Tomar asks farmer groups to be flexible
“In his opening remarks, Tomar ji said you keep saying that the government is adamant and making it an issue of ego, even though we have accepted several demands. Don’t you think you should be flexible and not stick to one single demand of repealing the laws,” said Baljit Singh Bali of Punjab Kisan Morcha. Farmer leader Darshan Pal said there was good discussion on all three laws. “There is possibility of some resolution. We are positive,” he added.
Talks with unions part of govt’s delaying tactic, but farmers won’t relent and PM Modi has to take back farm laws.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (PTI)
PM Modi doesn’t respect farmers and wants to tire out those protesting against Centre’s agri laws.
Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar (PTI)
The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break.
Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi join party MPs sitting in protest
There was discussion on alleged police repression on people associated as well as not associated with the ongoing protests; Farmer unions wanted the Centre to address this
Both the sides discussed Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
Both govt and Farmers have reaffirmed their commitment to continue with the direct dialogue process, sources say
Farmers and govt representatives break for lunch
Rahul & priyanka Gandhi protest farm laws
Farm laws are not to help farmers, but to finish them: Rahul Gandhi
Govt welcomes SC ruling on farm laws, will present our view when court-appointed panel summons: Narendra Singh Tomar
Speaking before the ninth round of talks scheduled with the representatives of protesting farmer unions, the minister said that there would be a discussion on three farm laws in today’s meeting, and the government will try to resolve the issue by dialogue. “Between the last and this meeting, the Supreme Court gave a ruling. Government of India welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling. When the Supreme Court-mandated committee calls the government, we will present our case,” stated the Minister.