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Farmers’ Leaders To Decide On Holding Talks With Govt Today

Farmers’ leaders say that the government has sent a 5-page proposal. However, the emphasis is on old proposal only. 

 

New Delhi| Today is the 27th day of the farmers’ movement. Farmers will meet today to decide on a proposal to talk to the government. It will include leaders from Punjab and national farmer organizations. They will decide whether to appear for the talks or not. A letter of invitation was sent to the farmers on Sunday night from the government. Farmer leader Hannan Mollah, on the other hand, said that the government was pretending. He said rhat farmers do not want to discuss the govt’s agenda. “If we want to talk, it should be on our agenda,” he said.

‘Government wants to talk only on old proposal’

Union leaders say that the government has sent a 5-page proposal. The emphasis is on old proposal only. The government sent the same points which were in the proposal of 9 December. The government wants to discuss the old proposal. It does not want to discuss the demand for repeal of the law and a new law on MSP.

Farmer drinks poison

Niranjan Singh, a 75-year-old farmer who reached the Singhu border from Tran Taran, tried to kill himself by drinking poison on Monday. He is admitted to PGI Rohtak. A note was found in his pocket which read that it is heart-wrenching to see farmers shivering in the cold. He wrote that the government is not listening to them and is killing them.

‘The more the government suppresses, the movement will intensify more’

BKU President Balbir Singh Rajewal said that on December 25, demonstrations will be held outside the Indian embassies in countries like Canada, England, America, Australia and Austria where Punjabis are in large numbers. Manjit Singh said that Income Tax Department is conducting raids on Arhatiyas in Punjab. He said if the govt tries to suppress them more, the agitation will intensify further.

Farmers’ hunger strike continues

Wherever farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, hunger strike started from Monday. Every day 11 farmers will sit on 24-hour fast. At the same time, Haryana will be made toll free from 25 to 27 December.

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