The ongoing agitation of the farmers who are protesting against the contentious farm laws brought by the Centre has clocked 20 straight days. The protesters however have failed to reach any breakthrough all this while, despite holding five rounds of talks with the Centre. The farmer unions are adamant on total rollback of the three laws, and have discarded any kind of amendments in the laws as offered by the government.
The farmers group will today hold a crucial meeting at 1 pm and will later address a press conference. Meanwhile, PM Modi will also be interacting with farmers during his Kutch visit today.
Here are the top developments:
Key Meet Of Farmer Leaders Today:
A crucial meeting of the farmers is scheduled on Tuesday afternoon in which the protesting farmers will discuss their further course of action. They will later hold a press conference in the evening.
PM Modi to meet farmers in Kutch: Amid the ongoing protest by farmers on Delhi borders against the Centre’s new agri laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet members of the farming community, including Sikh cultivators in Gujarat, during a visit to Kutch district on Tuesday. A group of Sikh farmers, settled in areas near the Indo-Pak border, has been invited for an interaction with the PM, said a release by the state government’s Information Department.
Our government is with farmers, will find a way through dialogue, says Gadkari
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “if there is no dialogue, it can lead to miscommunication, to controversy & sparring. If there is a dialogue then issues will be resolved, the whole thing will end, farmers will get justice, they’ll get relief. We’re working in the interest of farmers.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will
Anna Hazare writes to Centre, warns of hunger strike
Social activist Anna Hazare has written to Union Agriculture Minister stating that he will launch hunger strike against Central Government if the farmers issues are not resolved
Farm laws brought in to benefit some capitalists, says Kejriwal:
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the farm laws are not only “anti-farmer” but also “anti-people” and have been brought in “to benefit some capitalists”. Kejriwal and AAP volunteers across the country held a day-long hunger strike on Monday in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws.
Twitter spat between Kejriwal and Captain Amarinder Singh:
Amid the ongoing protests, Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh engaged in a Twitter spat on Monday. Singh described as “theatrics” Kejriwal’s announcement earlier during that day that he will observe a one-day fast on Monday in support of the protesting farmers.
Responding to Singh’s comments, Kejriwal accused him of having “done a deal with the Centre to save your son from ED (Enforcement Directorate)”.
Hunger strikes, protests by Punjab, Haryana farmers peaceful:
Barring minor skirmishes, the day-long hunger strikes and protests by farmers across Punjab and Haryana on Monday outside the offices of the Deputy Commissioner went off peacefully following a nationwide call against the contentious central farm laws.