Tag: Farm laws

Farmers’ national convention to mark 9 months of protest begins at Singhu border

NEW DELHI: The national convention by farmers to mark completion of nine months of their agitation against the three contentious farm laws began at the Singhu border on Thursday. The two-day-event that will see participation from 1,500 delegates across organisations of farmers, women, youth, and labourers, is aimed at intensification and expansion of the ongoing […]

Modi government could withdraw new farm laws considering upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP leader

NEW DELHI: A BJP leader has supported farmers’ agitation against the three new farm laws and said that the BJP-led Narendra Modi government (central government) could withdraw them keeping in mind Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. “The demands made by the farmers are right. Keeping in mind the assembly polls and anger among the farmers, the […]

Lok Sabha sees repeated adjournments amid Opposition protests over Pegasus, farm laws

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a series of brief adjournments amid uproar created by opposition members over various issues, including the Pegasus spying controversy and the three contentious agri laws. While no legislative business could be transacted, the House for the first time in the Monsoon session took up “matters of urgent public […]

Kisan Sansad: Farmers plan to carry on protest till August 13

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer leaders said on Thursday that they intend to continue with the ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital till August 13, the day the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament comes to an end. On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had given permission to the […]

RLD to build memorial for farmers who died during protests against Centre’s new farm laws

LUCKNOW: In a bid to resonate closely with the farming community ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is planning to construct a memorial in western UP’s Meerut to pay respects to farmers who had died during protests against the Centre’s new farm laws. Aptly named ‘Kisan Balidan Smarak’, the […]

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

Modi government-farmers talks hit roadblock; Unions threaten to intensify agitation

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s negotiations with protesting farm unions hit a roadblock on Friday as the farmer leaders stuck to their demands for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate and a legal guarantee for MSP, even as the Centre asked them to reconsider its proposal for putting the Acts […]

Farmers body rejects Modi government proposal to suspend farm laws

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected the Narendra Modi government’s offer to suspend the three farm laws for 12 to 16 months. At a full general body meeting of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, a complete repeal of three central farm laws and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for every farmer were again reiterated […]

Won’t participate in meetings of court-appointed panel: Farmer unions to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer unions on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that they would not participate in meetings and deliberations to be held by the court-appointed committee to address their grievances and maintained they wanted the new farm laws repealed. The top court told the lawyers appearing for farmers unions that all it wanted is […]

Give up stubborn stand, come for discussion on January 19: Narendra Singh Tomar tells farmers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the tenth round of talks scheduled on January 19, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again urged the protesting farm leaders to give up their “stubborn” stand on the new farm laws and come for a clause by clause discussion. “Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of […]

Farmers prepared to protest till May 2024 against Narendra Modi’s new farm laws

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers are prepared to protest against the (Narendra Modi government )Centre’s new farm laws “till May 2024”, and termed the ongoing agitation by peasants at Delhi borders as an “ideological revolution”. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Tikait said they want a legal […]

Rahul Gandhi seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers

NEW DELHI: Asking people to join the farmers’ “satyagraha” against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. The Congress is observing the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas and will take out protest marches in all state capitals. […]

Farm bills have potential to represent significant step forward for agriculture reforms in India:IMF

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global […]

Bhupinder Singh Mann recuses himself from Supreme Court committee on farm reforms

NEW DELHI: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Bhupinder Singh Mann on Thursday said he is recusing himself from the four-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the impasse between farmers and the Centre over the new agri-marketing laws. Farmer unions and opposition parties had raised doubts over the composition of the panel, insisting […]

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