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People join farmers’ protest at the Singh border during their protest against the central government’s farm reform laws in New Delhi, last Monday.
The farmers have been in a continuous agitated protest against the three laws made by the central government to include private companies and corporate involvement in the agricultural sector.
Farmers continued their protest against the new laws with no breakthrough for either the representatives of the agricultural sector of the central government. The farmers held a day long fast on Monday as part of the protest which will continue for three weeks at the Delhi border.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, UP, Haryana and few other states have been a part of the protest on different borders of the national capital since the end of November against the three parliament passed agricultural reform laws.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh stated that the government is willing to start dialogue with farmers to discuss why the new reform laws will negatively impact them. He also declared that the government id always willing to listen to farmers and their concerns Hence, the government and farmers will work out a way to resolve all issues.
After six rounds of negotiations between the central government and farmers, there is still tension between both the parties. The government is working on a date for te next round of talks, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. The centre is ready to talk to farmers leaders and come up with a plausible solution.
The All India Kisan Coordination Committee on Monday became the fourth farm group to extend support to the agriculture laws, even as protests against the laws by other groups continue.
By Meena Atmakuri