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LIVE updates: Govt may form a committee to deliberate on farmers’ demands

Farmers through their ongoing protest towards the new farm legislation, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Farmers’ protest Dwell updates Working day 34: The Centre and protesting farmer unions have resume stalled talks currently with the latter sticking to their situation that the talks will only be on the modalities for the repeal of 3 new agri legislation and on a lawful promise on least aid price (MSP), among other issues.

Forward of the important sixth spherical of talks after a 3-week hiatus, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal on Tuesday met senior BJP leader and Dwelling Minister Amit Shah.

The fifth spherical of talks was held on December 5, while the sixth spherical, originally scheduled for December 9, was called off after an informal assembly of Dwelling Minister Shah with some union leaders unsuccessful to access any breakthrough.

1000’s of protesting farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at 3 Delhi border factors — Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri — for the previous 33 days, demanding a repeal of the 3 farm legislation and a lawful promise for MSP.

The 3 farm legislation have been projected by the Centre as big reforms in the agriculture sector that will get rid of middlemen and permit farmers to provide their create any where in the country.

On the other hand, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new legislation would pave the way for doing away with the security cushion of the MSP and do absent with the “mandi” (wholesale current market) system, leaving them at the mercy of huge corporates.


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