Farmers stir: Talks between Amit Shah, union leaders fail to make breakthrough | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Talks between home minister Amit Shah and a select group of farmers representatives failed to make any breakthrough on Tuesday night with the union leaders insisting on their demand for repeal of three new laws and rejecting the government’s proposal for amendments. Some leaders also threatened that they will boycott the scheduled sixth … Read more

BJP trying to divert attention, says Sharad Pawar on letters to CMs | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that BJP is trying to divert the attention by creating controversy over his letters written during his tenure as the union agriculture minister in the UPA dispensation to then Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, asking them … Read more

Modi govt doesn’t understand D of Democracy: Brinda Karat | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Slamming the BJP government at the Centre for not listening to the voices of farmers, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said that the Modi government doesn’t understand the D of Democracy. Asserting that farmers of the country don’t want reforms, Karat asked “who is the Central government bringing … Read more

No netas on stage, say farmers as 11 state governments back Bharat bandh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day before their Bharat bandh, farm unions said on Monday they were firm on not allowing any political leader on stage during the protests, which would be observed “peacefully” and without disturbing ambulance and emergency services. Opposition parties, which are in office in Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bengal, Kerala, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, … Read more

Akhilesh Yadav extends full support to Bharat Bandh call against farm laws | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: As several opposition parties came out in support of farmers’ agitation near Delhi border, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has extended his support to Bharat Bandh call against farm laws. In a tweet, Yadav said, “Farmers Bharat Bandh has the full support of Samajwadi Party.” Farmer unions … Read more

Govt proposes next meeting on December 9; seeks time from farmer unions for concrete proposal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday proposed to hold another meeting on December 9 with representatives of protesting farmers, as their fifth round of talks ended in a deadlock with the farmers’ group going on a ‘maun vrat’ (vow of silence) seeking a clear ‘yes or no’ answer to their demand of repealing three farm … Read more

Tomar requests farmer leaders to ask protesting senior citizens, children to go home | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: During the fifth round of talks on the farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday requested farmer leaders to ask senior citizens and children at the protest sites to go home. The farmers’ agitation at Delhi borders and national capital entered the tenth day today with a large number of … Read more

Govt-farmers meeting: Union leaders threaten to walk out; ministers convince them to continue talks | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seeking to break the deadlock over protests against new farm laws, the government on Saturday told representatives of agitating farmers that their concerns are being looked into but the union leaders stuck to their demand for repeal of the legislations and threatened to walk out of the talks. The government side, however, managed … Read more