Farmers To Hold Meet Day After PM Modi's Fresh Appeal

Farmers To Hold Meet Day After PM Modi's Fresh Appeal

Newsdesk |
December 26, 2020

Forty farm unions will hold a meeting today at 2 PM to chalk out their future course of action and take a decision on holding talks with the centre as the deadlock continues over the new agricultural laws. The agitation near Delhi borders, which began late November, has entered its 31st day. The fresh discussions between the farmers' representatives come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi - in his strongest attack on the opposition since the beginning of the protests - stressed that farmers' lands won't be taken away, adding that "some people are spreading lies". The Prime Minister also released a financial aid of ₹ 18,000 crore under the PM-Kisan cash transfer scheme. Five rounds of talks between the protesters and the government have failed in the last few months.

New Delhi, 26 December 2020

PM Modi on Friday accused the opposition of "spreading lies and rumours about farmers' troubles". "Across the country, farmers have been supporting the new agricultural laws. Those with political motives...are firing the gun from the farmers' shoulders," PM Modi said. He also targeted West Bengal Mamata Banerjee for blocking a central benefit scheme. The Prime Minister, while reassuring the farmers about the minimum support price (MSP) for their produce, said: "I ask even those opposing me today, that my government is ready to talk to them on farmer issues...I urge our farmers to not be misled by anyone." Friday's outreach by the ruling BJP to over 9 crore farmers was the biggest so far amid protests.

Source -NDTV


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