Govt-farmer unions’ meeting inconclusive; next talks on Jan 8

The seventh rounds of talks between union leaders and Centre have ended with breakthrough.

The farm union leaders stuck to their demand of withdrawal of laws but the Centre remained firm on its stand and proposed a panel to take the matter forward.

A stalemate continued on Monday between the government and a representative group of thousands of protesting farmers, as the unions stuck to their demand for the repeal of three farm laws right from the beginning of the meeting even as the ministers listed various benefits of the Acts. 

Protesting farmers who have been camping at Delhi borders for the last 39 days braving bone-chilling cold and now rains have threatened to intensify their protest if their two major demands — repeal of the three new farm laws and legal backing for the minimum support price (MSP) are not accepted by the government in today’s meeting.

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