Govt-farmers meet: Talks fail to end deadlock, next meeting on Dec 9

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reassured the farmers’ Unions that the system of Minimum Support Price, MSP will continue and there is no threat to it.

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New Delhi: The fifth round of talks between Central government and farmer leaders failed to end impasse over the protests against recently passed farm legislations.

The government has proposed to hold another meeting on December 9 with representatives of protesting farmers
In the 5th round of talks, farmers’ group adopted a ‘maun vrat’ approach and sought a clear ‘yes or no’ answer to their demand of repealing all 3 farm laws.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reassured the farmers’ Unions that the system of Minimum Support Price, MSP will continue and there is no threat to it.

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Mr Tomar reiterated the Government’s commitment to the welfare of the farmers. He said the government is ready to hold talks with the farmers to resolve their issues. He appealed to the protesting farmers to withdraw their protest. He said that APMC will continue.

During the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also appealed to the union leaders to send back the elderly, women and children to their homes from the protest sites.

However, farmer union leaders said they do not want anything less than the complete repeal of the laws. The meeting last for about 4-5 hours with farmer leaders asking the government to reply in “black and white” whether it will repeal the laws or not.