Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): The agitating farmers turned down center’s offer of committee formation to discuss contentious farm laws.
The farmers’ representatives have turned down the Centre’s second pitch for a committee to discuss the contentious farm laws, protests against which are intensifying by the day. “Now is not the time for a committee,” farmers’ representative quoted with three central ministers this evening.
The government team consisted of Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Food Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of Sate for Commerce Som Prakash.
With both sides agreeing, a second meeting will be held on December 3. More farmers from Punjab and Khaps from Haryana are making their way to the national capital, demanding that the laws be repealed. The farmers have said they will continue the protest if their demands are not accepted.
Over the last six days, thousands of farmers, braving water cannons, tear gas and barricades of the Haryana police, have reached the borders of Delhi. While some of them have managed to enter the city, the rest are sitting at the border areas, saying they are ready to do what it takes to see the end of the three farm laws passed by parliament earlier this year.
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