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Farmers’ Protest: Consensus On 2 Out Of 4 Issues Reached. Next Meeting On Jan 4, Says Union Agri minister

Consensus on 2 out of 4 issues was reached between both sides, said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday. The next round of talks will be held on January 4, he said. The meeting between three union ministers and representatives of 41 farmer groups began at around 2.30 pm at Vigyan Bhawan. Tomar is heading the government side, which also included Goyal and Parkash, who is an MP from Punjab. The sixth round of talks between the two sides is being held after a huge gap. The protesting farmer unions are sticking to their position that the discussions will only be on the modalities of repealing the three new agri laws and giving a legal guarantee on the MSP among other issues. Earlier, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella organisation which represents the farmer unions, said the modalities for repealing the three contentious laws and a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) must be part of the agenda. 

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