Dilli Chalo protest: Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal hold meeting with farmers' leaders from Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand

The centre is going to hold a fourth round of meeting on December 3 with the representatives of Farmers Union to discuss specific issues related to Farm Reform Acts.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 22:05
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NEW DELHI: Amid massive protests by farmers on new agriculture laws, the Centre on Tuesday (December 1) met leaders of the protesting farmer unions for talks to address their concerns. 

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Commerce and Som Prakash, Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industries interacted with the representatives of Farmers Organizations of Punjab.

Following the meeting, the Centre said, "During the interaction, it has been suggested by the Government to the representatives of Farmers Union to identify the specific issues related to Farm Reform Acts and share with the Government on 02.12.2020 for consideration. These issues will be discussed during the fourth round of meeting to be held on 03.12.2020."

They added, "It was assured that the Government of India is always committed to protect the interest of farmers and is always open for discussions for farmers’ welfare."

Peaceful sit-ins by farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, continued at the Singhu and Tikri borders. The farmers' protest has entered into the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday.

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1 December 2020, 20:20 PM

After meeting the farmers' unions leaders, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal hold meeting with farmers' leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand at Krishi Bhawan in Delhi.

1 December 2020, 20:13 PM

Department of Agri., Coop. & Farmers’ Welfare: Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Commerce and Som Prakash, Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industries interacted with the representatives of Farmers Organizations of Punjab on December 1, 2020, in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. 

During the interaction, it has been suggested by the Government to the representatives of Farmers Union to identify the specific issues related to Farm Reform Acts and share with the Government on 02.12.2020 for consideration. These issues will be discussed during the fourth round of meeting to be held on 03.12.2020.

It was assured that the Government of India is always committed to protect the interest of farmers and is always open for discussions for farmers’ welfare.

1 December 2020, 19:40 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar: The meeting was good and we have decided that the talks will be held on 3rd December. We wanted a small group to be constituted but farmers' leaders wanted that the talks should be held with everyone, we do not have a problem with it. We appeal to the farmers to suspend the protests and come for the talks. However, this decision depends on farmers' unions and farmers.

1 December 2020, 19:38 PM

Few farmers' union leaders after meeting with Centre:

Chanda Singh, Member of Farmers' Delegation to ANI: Our movement against Farm Laws will continue & we'll definitely take back something from the Govt, be it bullets or a peaceful solution. We'll come back for more discussions with them.

Prem Singh Bhangu, President, All India Kisan Federation: Today's meeting was good & some progress was made. During our next meet on 3rd Dec with govt, we'll convince them that no clause of Farm law is pro-farmer. Our agitation will continue.

1 December 2020, 19:35 PM

Chief Public Relation Officer, Western Railway: Due to Kisan agitation in Punjab, train movement has been affected and hence, few trains have been diverted and certain trains have been short terminated & accordingly short originated. (ANI input)

1 December 2020, 19:17 PM

Zee News talked to the farmers' leaders who participated in the meeting with the Centre. Most of the farmers' leaders have rejected Centre's proposal on formation of the committee to resolve the deadlock. They added that the protests will continue till the Government takes back the new agricultural laws. 

1 December 2020, 18:45 PM

Meeting between farmer leaders, Centre concludes; to meet again on December 3. (ANI input)

1 December 2020, 17:37 PM

Chilla border at Delhi-Noida Link Road closed due to protesting farmers blocking Delhi to UP Link Road. Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory requesting commuters travelling to Noida to take a U-turn from Ghazipur/Akshardham flyover and take Sarai Kale Khan route.

1 December 2020, 17:22 PM

Noida Traffic Police: The road has been disrupted due to a sit-in demonstration by farmers on the Noida-Delhi route (Chilla Red Light). Please make sure you go to your destination using alternate routes (DND route, Kalindi Kunj route).

1 December 2020, 17:20 PM

Centre to farmer leaders: You give names of 4-5 people from your organizations and constitute a committee in which there'll be representatives from goverment as well as agricultural experts to discuss new agricultural laws.  (ANI input)

1 December 2020, 16:53 PM

Farmer leaders' meeting with Centre underway at the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
 

As per reports, the Central Government is giving a detailed presentation to the farmers' leaders on the Minimum Support Price and Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act. 

1 December 2020, 16:14 PM

Delhi: Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi held by Police at the Singhu border. She had come to join the farmers' protest at the Delhi-Haryana border.

1 December 2020, 16:02 PM

AAP Minister Kailash Gehlot: There should be a proper dialogue & Centre should accept all demands proposed by farmers as they're are genuine. My purpose of visiting protest sites is to ensure basic facilities for protesting farmers. (ANI input)

1 December 2020, 16:01 PM

BKU President Naresh Tikait: Government has called the Punjab delegation at 3 pm. Later, the government will hold a meeting with delegations from UP, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi at 7 pm today. We all want a final decision on the matter.

1 December 2020, 15:55 PM

Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal hold meeting with farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

 

1 December 2020, 15:36 PM

Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi to ANI news agency: We are daughters of farmers, we'll go to support farmers' protest today. We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us.
 

1 December 2020, 15:33 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar: Som Parkash ji, Piyush Goyal ji & I will be present in the meeting. The options which we will offer to them will depend on the exact demands which they present.
 

 

 

1 December 2020, 15:33 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Vigyan Bhawan (Delhi) for meeting with farmers' leaders.

1 December 2020, 15:18 PM

Farmer Leaders Reach Vigyan Bhawan, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has called them for talks.

1 December 2020, 14:40 PM

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad joins farmers' protest at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (Delhi-UP) border.

1 December 2020, 13:50 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah may also remain present at the meeting with farmer unions at Vigyan Bhawan at 3  pm today.

1 December 2020, 13:31 PM

Chairman of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Anil Kumar will go to Burari in support of the farmers who have been protesting at the border points in the national capital against the central farm laws. Kumar will visit Burari at 1 pm today and will inspect the kitchen of the Congress running there.

1 December 2020, 13:29 PM

Haryana: Independent MLA Sombir Sangwan withdraws his support from the Manohar Lal Khattar led-Harayana government. 

"In light of the atrocities committed on the farmers, I hereby withdraw my support to the current govt," Sangwan was quoted as saying by ANI. 

1 December 2020, 13:28 PM

The meeting between government and farmer unions has been called at 3 pm at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital on Tuesday. Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar said that those leaders who were present in the meeting held on November 13 have been invited this time.

1 December 2020, 13:27 PM

Farmer unions accept Centre's offer for talks over farm laws:

Farmer unions decided to attend a meeting with the Centre as protesters continued their agitation at Delhi border points against the government's new farm laws. "In our meeting, we have decided to accept the central government's offer to hold talks at 3 pm today. Representatives of protesting farmers will attend the meeting with Union ministers," farmer leader Baljeet Singh Mahal said.

1 December 2020, 12:47 PM

RS Mansa, State President, Punjab Kisan Union says, "I will attend the meeting called by the government at 3 pm today."

1 December 2020, 11:48 AM

Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav speaks on farmers' movement, says "It is a conspiracy to grab the land of the farmers under the guise of the agricultural law."

1 December 2020, 11:30 AM

Talks won't be held on streets, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. 

1 December 2020, 11:29 AM

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also present in the meeting which is currently held at BJP president JP Nadda's residence. 

1 December 2020, 11:27 AM

Farmer leaders have been invited for talks today at 3:00 pm. The government is always ready for talks, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

1 December 2020, 11:16 AM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrive at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda, to hold a meeting over farmers protest.

1 December 2020, 11:15 AM

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda, to hold a meeting over farmers protest.

1 December 2020, 11:02 AM

Top ministers hold meet before Rajnath Singh leads talks with farmers, say sources. 

A key meeting is underway at the residence of BJP party president JP Nadda. The meeting began at 11:00 am and are attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The meeting is focussed on the protests carried out by farmers against the farm laws. 

1 December 2020, 10:54 AM

Singhu border is still closed from both sides. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk and GT Karnal road: Delhi Traffic Police

1 December 2020, 10:54 AM

All India Taxi Union threatens to go on strike if demands of agitating farmers not met within 2 days

The All India Taxi Union on Monday threatened to go on strike if the demands of the farmers, protesting against the Centre's new farm laws at different border points of the national capital, are not met within two days.

President of the Union, Balwant Singh Bhullar, said they are giving two days to the central government to meet the demands of the farmers.

1 December 2020, 10:53 AM

Video: Protesting farmers use a tractor to remove barricading done at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (Delhi-UP) border.

1 December 2020, 10:49 AM

More farmers today join protesting farmers at Uttar Pradesh Gate against farm laws, and raise slogans and attempt to break barricades. However, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) farmers said that they have asked the fresh slot of farmers to not break barricades or indulge in any activity that damages public properties.
 

1 December 2020, 10:22 AM

Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement.

Badusarai and Jhatikara Borders are open only for two wheeler traffic. 

Borders which are open to Haryana are following: 
Borders Jharoda
Dhansa 
Daurala 
Kapashera
Rajokri NH 8
Bijwasan/Bajghera
Palam Vihar
Dundahera

1 December 2020, 10:02 AM

Farmers in Ambala raised slogans of 'Kisan Ekta Zindabad' and showed black flags to Haryana minister Anil Vij outside Panjokhra Sahib Gurudwara. According to ANI, the incident took place on Monday.

1 December 2020, 10:01 AM

Tikri Border is closed for any traffic movement. Available open borders to Haryana are Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala  Jhatikera, Badusari, Kapashera, Rajokri NH8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders: Delhi Traffic Police

1 December 2020, 08:54 AM

Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory, says both Singhu and Tikri borders closed for traffic movement. 

"Tikri border is closed for any Traffic Movement. Badusarai and Jhatikara Borders are open only for two wheeler traffic. Available Open Borders to Haryana are following Borders Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam vihar and Dundahera,” the Delhi Traffic Police said on Twitter.

"Singhu Border is still closed from both sides. Please take alternate route. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk and GTK road. Traffic is very very heavy. Please avoid outer ring road from signature bridge to Rohini & Vice versa, GTK road, NH 44 and Singhu border," it said in another tweet.

1 December 2020, 08:36 AM

Along with police force, a team of paramilitary forces also deployed at Delhi-UP Gate border where thousands of protesting farmers have assembled against the farm laws. 

1 December 2020, 07:40 AM

There are more than 500 groups of farmers in the country, but the Govt has invited only 32 groups for talks. The rest haven't been called by the govt. We won't be going for talks till all groups are called: Sukhvinder S Sabhran, Jt Secy, Punjab Kisan Sangarsh Committee in Delhi

1 December 2020, 07:19 AM

A release issued by the Agriculture Ministry on Monday stated that the leaders and representatives of farmer groups have been invited to attend a high-level meeting on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

1 December 2020, 07:18 AM

The development came a day after the protesting farmers rejected the Centre's offer to start talks as soon as they move to Burari and continued to stay put Singhu and Tikri borders of the national capital.

1 December 2020, 07:18 AM

The Centre on Nov 30 night invited agitating farmer unions for talks on December 1, two days ahead of a scheduled meeting, as their stir against the new agri-marketing laws appeared to intensify despite a strong defence of the legislation by the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who accused the opposition of 'playing tricks' on farmers again through misinformation.