Farmers’ Protest LIVE UPDATES: As the farmers’ protest completes nearly three weeks at the borders of Delhi against the Centre’s new farm laws, the farmers observed a day-long hunger strike on Monday. Farmer leader Rakesh Takait said Monday’s demonstrations were successful and farmers will not retreat. The Sanyukta Kisan Morcha issued a public apology to anyone inconvenienced by the agitation. Meanwhile, Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre is ready to discuss the farm laws clause-by-clause with the farmers. Stay with IndianMuni to catch LIVE NEWS UPDATES on the farmers’ protest.
Had forewarned Centre not to finalise laws without consulting farmers: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday that she had forewarned Centre not to finalise the farm laws without consulting farmers but they did not hear her out. “This is why farmers are on the roads over so many days in the biting cold. I’m more shocked by the fact that GoI remains unmoved by their misery!” Badal added.
Protesting farmers’ outfits sprouting like ‘mushrooms’: MP Agri Min
Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel said on Monday said protesting farmers’ outfits have sprouted like “kukurmutta” (mushrooms). “They are not farmers but wheeler-dealers and anti-nationals,” Patel said during a press conference in Ujjain as part of the BJP’s outreach programme to sensitise farmers.