Farmers protest: NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9, over farmers’ protests

Agriculture Minister Tomar after the meeting reassured the agitating farmers that the APMCs will not be weakened and MSP will continue as he urged farmer unions to give up their agitation and solve their grievances through talks.

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New Delhi: The protest by farmers agitating against the three agriculture laws passed by the Centre entered its eleventh day on Sunday with demonstrations in Sant Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari on the outskirts of Delhi and other border areas.

Meanwhile, a nationwide shutdown has been called by the protesting farmers on December 8. The Delhi Traffic Police on Saturday closed seven borders to the national capital, including Singhu, Auchandi, Lampur, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Tikri and Jharoda and issued advisories.

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to hold a meeting with MoS Kailash Choudhary and MoS Parshottam Rupala today.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9, over farmers’ protests: NCP Maharashtra office

Farmers protest at Burari’s Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 11th day.

On December 3, the farmers held the fourth round of talks with the Centre and said the government had talked of bringing some amendments to farm laws. In the fourth round of the meeting, farmer leaders suggested the government to hold a special session of the Parliament and sought the abolition of the three farm laws.

The farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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