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'Delhi chalo' protest: Farmer unions call meeting to decide on Centre's offer to hold talks

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Thousands of farmers stayed put at various Delhi border points for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming.

'Delhi chalo' protest: Farmer unions call meeting to decide on Centre's offer to hold talks
Protesting farmers have called a meeting later in the day to take a decision on the Centre’s offer to hold talks as they continue their agitation at Delhi border points against the government’s new agri laws.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday had invited leaders of farmer unions for talks on Tuesday, instead of December 3, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and cold.
”We will hold a meeting today to take a decision whether we should accept the Centre’s offer or not,” Baljeet Singh Mahal, a farmer leader, said. Thousands of farmers stayed put at various Delhi border points for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming.
”Keeping in view the cold and COVID-19, we have invited leaders of farmer unions for discussion much before the scheduled December 3 meeting,” Tomar had told.
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