Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday ahead of talks with farmer union leaders

The Centre will meet leaders of the protesting farmer unions for another round of talks on Thursday. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 00:07

NEW DELHI: The farmers' protests against the new agriculture laws entered into the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday (December 2, 2020) as peaceful sit-ins by farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, continued at the Singhu and Tikri borders. 

Although, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held deliberations with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi on ways to dispel concerns over the new farm laws.

Earlier on Tuesday, at the third round of talks with the union leaders of the agitating farmers, the Union Ministers conveyed to the farmers the benefits of the Acts brought to improve the agricultural sector. The farmers` representatives, however, termed the laws as contrary to their interests.

The over three-hour-long dialogue between a group of more than 32 farmer union leaders and the government remained inconclusive.

Now, all eyes are on the fourth round of talks that is scheduled on Thursday to break the deadlock. 

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2 December 2020, 22:47 PM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah tomorrow. The meeting will most likely place before the Union Ministers meet farmers' union leaders for the fourth round of talks.

2 December 2020, 19:00 PM

Lok Sangharsh Morcha'S Pratibha Shinde: We'll burn effigies in every district of Maharashtra tomorrow and in Gujarat on December 5 to protest against Centre. Tomorrow is the last chance for govt to take a decision to repeal the laws otherwise this movement will become huge and the govt will fall.

2 December 2020, 18:56 PM

Krantikari Kisan Union: We call for burning of effigies throughout the country to protest against Modi government and corporate houses on December 5.

2 December 2020, 18:49 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar: I appeal to the farmers that the laws are in their interest and the reforms have been done after a long wait, but if they have any objection to it then we are ready to address their concerns. We will hold discussions with farmers' leaders tomorrow. Let's see to what extent issues can be resolved. (ANI input)

2 December 2020, 17:26 PM

Sardar VM Singh, convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee: The Home Minister had said that the government will talk to farmers who will sit in Burari. After his appeal, farmers from Uttarakhand and UP came here but the govt didn't invite us for talks yesterday. It shows that the govt will talk to those who take the law into their hands. Now that the govt has deceived the farmers of UP and Uttarakhand, there is no point in staying here in Burari.

2 December 2020, 17:24 PM

Farmers from Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) leave for Delhi to join the protest against the new farm laws.

2 December 2020, 17:23 PM

Noida Administration shifts protesting farmers to Dr Ambedkar Memorial Park from Mahamaya flyover road, where they had gathered from different areas of UP.

ANI quoted Noida DCP Rajesh Kumar Singh as saying, "Since protesters were sitting on the road causing a traffic jam, we've to shift them here."

2 December 2020, 17:19 PM

Darshan Pal, President of Krantikari Kisan Union to ANI: We demand that the Central government should call a special Parliament Session to repeal the farm laws.

2 December 2020, 16:29 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Punjab CM has made allegations against me that I've passed the black laws in Delhi. How can he do such low-level politics in this fragile situation? It's not up to State govt to implement it. Had it been so why would farmers of the country hold talks with Centre?

Kejriwal also said, "The reason behind Captain 'Sahab's' allegation is that we did not allow the nine stadiums in Delhi to be converted into jails. Centre had plans to put the farmers in these stadiums. They're upset with me as I didn't give permission for converting them into jails."

2 December 2020, 16:08 PM

Captain Amarinder Singh didn't stop the new agriculture laws, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as he hits out at Punjab government.

2 December 2020, 15:24 PM

After senior IPS officers of the Noida Police met with the farmers protesting at the Chilla border and requested them to open one side of the road and restrict their protests to one side only so that movement of traffic could resume after severe bottlenecks earlier. Following a discussion with fellow leaders at the gathering, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Bhanu Pratap Songh agreed to the proposal. The traffic movement in the area is slowly returning to normal. (IANS)

2 December 2020, 15:19 PM

The Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee in Rajasthan has announced a 2-hour traffic block in the state on December 3 and has called to block the Jaipur-Delhi highway. Also, a public awareness campaign against the Centre's agricultural bills will be run from December 1 to 10.

2 December 2020, 15:04 PM

Police remove barricades at Delhi-Noida border allowing movement of traffic. (ANI)

2 December 2020, 14:46 PM

The Mahamaya flyover in UP's Noida has opened from both sides. The traffic is now running smoothly.

2 December 2020, 14:27 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on the Centre over its claim of doubling farmers' income and alleged that their income has in fact "halved" while that of its crony friends has grown four times. Read more here

2 December 2020, 14:22 PM

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has been called for a meeting by the farmers at the Singhu border protest site. The meeting will be held in the evening.  Tomorrow, a mahapanchayat has been called at the UP border. They are saying they will not settle for anything less than the MSP.

2 December 2020, 14:18 PM

Farmers' protest against Central Government's Farm laws continues at Singhu border at Haryana-Delhi border.

2 December 2020, 13:26 PM

People in Faridabad are very upset as trains running on the long routes have been cancelled due to the farmers' agitation. Currently, there were only two trains operating from Faridabad the Ernakulam Express and Geeta Jayanti Express. Ernakulam goes from Kurukshetra towards South India and Geeta Jayanti goes from Kurukshetra to Agra.

2 December 2020, 12:48 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's meetig with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal ends. 

2 December 2020, 12:32 PM

The road from Noida leading to Delhi on DND has been barricaded which has created a massive traffic snarl. There is no traffic hold up on the road coming from Delhi towards Noida.

Farmers protest, farm bills

2 December 2020, 12:19 PM

The Centre is preparing a list of officials from several ministries to discuss the problems of farmers. It will include officers of Ministry of Agriculture, Home and Consumer Affairs to discuss every clause of various provisions of the three farm bills. It will consist mainly of Secretary-level officers. A senior officer will try to convince the farmers on the agri laws.

2 December 2020, 12:03 PM

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch Anil Kumar will meet Farmers and distribute food at Congress ki Rasoi on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 pm on Tikri Border. 

2 December 2020, 11:41 AM

Traffic on road near Akshardham temple is normal, no traffic jam on the road from Mayur Vihar. Though road from Akshardham to Mayur Vihar is still closed.

Farmers protest, farm bills

2 December 2020, 11:16 AM

Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal meet Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the farmers protest issue.

2 December 2020, 11:10 AM

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's border points with concrete barriers and multilayered barricades as farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws blocked several roads. 

Farmers protest, farm bills

2 December 2020, 10:25 AM

Due to the ongoing farmers' agitation, several roads leading to the national capital have been blocked and traffic has been diverted in the Delhi and National Capital Region on Wednesday. Here's all you need to know

2 December 2020, 10:21 AM

The farmer protetsting at UP border are preparing to conduct a 'Havan' at today. BKU's Rakesh Tikait will perform the 'havan' with the farmers which will start in a while.

2 December 2020, 10:13 AM

Road blocked near Noida at UP-Delhi border.

Farmers protest, farm bills

2 December 2020, 10:04 AM

Massive jams at Delhi borders, visuals from Tuesday night's traffic jam.

Farmers protest, Punjab farmers

2 December 2020, 09:57 AM

Tikri border, Jharoda Border, Jhatikra Border are closed for any traffic movement. Badusarai Border is open only for two-wheeler traffic: Delhi Traffic Police on Twitter

2 December 2020, 09:35 AM

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (Delhi-UP) border try to remove barricades. (ANI)

2 December 2020, 09:15 AM

AAP Mahila Wing will stage a peaceful protest in favour of farmers today by showing placards at Delhi's ITO red light area.

2 December 2020, 08:55 AM

The farmers' organizations are convening a meeting at the Singhu border. In this meeting, the Kisan union leaders will inform about the talks that took place with the Centre yesterday. Also, a strategy will be devised for the meeting with the government to be held on December 3. 

2 December 2020, 08:33 AM

The number of farmers at UP border is growing, farmers said that the movement will continue till the three farm laws are revoked. "We have come for prepared with 6-month ration stock. The government should understand our problem."

The agitation continues for the 7th day, while fourth round of talks are scheduled on December 3. 

2 December 2020, 08:11 AM

Due to the farmers' agitation some trains run by Northern Railway have been cancelled/short terminated/short-originated/diverted. (ANI)

2 December 2020, 08:02 AM

Delhi Police issues Traffic Alert: 

Tikri border, Jharoda Border, Jhatikra Border are closed for any Traffic Movement. Badusarai Border is open only for two wheeler traffic.

Borders open for Haryana:
Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders

Borders open for Noida:
The chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic due to farmers protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid Noida link road for going to Noida and use NH 24 and DND instead for Noida.