No major breakthrough in farmers’ meets with government

The next round of talks will be held on January 8 at 2 pm

The eighth round of meeting between the Central government and farmers' representatives which held at Vigyan Bhawan today morning has concluded. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister PiyushGoyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, who is an MP from Punjab, held talks with the representatives of 40 farmer unions at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi for the seventh time. The next round of talks will be held on January 8 at 2 pm.

The farmers' representatives demanded the government to repeal the three farm laws in the meeting. The between farmer unions and three ministers on ended without progress over three farm laws that have sparked protests at Delhi’s borders. Farmers' representatives refused to accept the option of amendment offered by the government, insisting that the laws be repealed. Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar insisted that these laws are beneficial for farmers.Tomar said that laws "have been brought through parliament and the government is ready to amend the laws and incorporate the suggestions of farmers,"

Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash along with government officials and representatives of farmers also observed a two-minute silence for farmers who died during the ongoing protest. After the meeting, Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said that farmers, who are protesting for over a month against three agriculture laws at different borders of the national capital will not go back until the Acts are repealed.

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