No intention to change power at Centre: Farmer leader

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait asserted that the agitating farmers were not aiming at any change in power at the Centre but a solution to their problems as he said many of their leaders will tour different parts of the country to spread the movement. Continue Reading

Farmers’ Union denies political connection to agitation

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha leading farmers protests at Delhi borders on Thursday said the ongoing agitation has been and will remain apolitical and no political leader is allowed to speak from its stage. Continue Reading

Farmer unions reject govt’s proposal to put farm laws on hold

Protesting farmer unions rejected the government’s proposal to suspend three farm laws for 18 months, and said they want nothing but a complete repeal of all these contentious legislations. Continue Reading

Indian government proposes to suspend farm laws for 1.5 years

The government on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three controversial farm laws for one and a half years and set up a committee comprising farmer union leaders and government representatives. Continue Reading

Centre accuses ‘other ideology’ people of delaying farmer protest solution

Two days before the crucial tenth round of talks with representatives of protesting farmers on controversial new farm laws, the centre said both sides want to resolve the long-continuing stalemate at the earliest but it was getting delayed due to involvement of people of other ideologies. Continue Reading

Farm protests: Sharad Pawar warns government of consequences

It was required of any sensible government to understand the sentiments of farmers agitating against the Centre’s new laws, but it didn’t happen and so there will be consequences of the same, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said. Continue Reading

SC-appointed farm laws panel likely to meet 19 January

The Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws is likely to hold its first meeting on 19 January at Pusa campus, one of its members Anil Ghanwat said on Thursday and asserted the committee will have no ‘ego or prestige issue’ if it has to go to farmers’ protest sites to talk to them. Continue Reading