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Farmers Defer January 6 Tractor March By A Day Over Poor Weather Forecast

The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 41st day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. The protest started on November 26. The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system being retained. Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate. Protesting farmers fear that the new laws will dismantle the MSP system and corporatise farming. The seventh round of talks between the government and protesting farmers ended inconclusively yesterday as unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate, while the government wanted to discuss only “problematic” clauses or other alternatives to resolve the over one-month-long deadlock. The two sides decided to meet again on January 8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the know of all developments related to the farmers” protest against the new agri laws and the issue will get resolved soon, BJP leaders from Punjab asserted on January 5 after meeting the PM. BJP leaders Surjit Kumar Jyani and Harjit Singh Grewal met Prime Minister Modi at his residence amid protests by farmers at Delhi’s borders for nearly six weeks. Jyani was chairing the BJP”s coordination committee for interacting with farmers in Punjab last year on the three farm bills which at that time had not been passed by Parliament. Grewal was a member of the panel. Addressing a press conference, Krantikari Kisan Union President Darshan Pal said that ‘Azad Hind Kisan Diwas’ will be celebrated on January 23, on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary.

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