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A delegation of 40 farmers arrived at Vigyan Bhavan early in the day for their second round deliberation with the Centre amid the ongoing ‘Dilli Chalo’ protests, which entered the eighth day on Thursday.
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Up to date: Dec 03, 2020, 16:00 IST



Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and railway minister Piyush Goyal all the way through the discussion with the representatives of quite a lot of farmer organisations in New Delhi. (Twitter/PTI)(PTI)

Farmer leaders who went to Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday for their the most important assembly with the Centre regarding the new agriculture laws don’t seem to be accepting food or tea offered by the government, a leader told ANI. A video of farmer leaders sharing food that they brought with them has also surfaced. The video shows the union leaders came prepared for the lunch time — with boxes full of food and paper plate for distribution in order that they don’t have to accept government hospitality.

 

#WATCH | Delhi: Farmer leaders have food all the way through the lunch break at Vigyan Bhawan where the talk with the government is underway. A farmer leader says, “We don’t seem to be accepting food or tea offered by the government. We have brought our own food”. pic.twitter.com/wYEibNwDlX

— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020

A delegation of 40 farmers arrived at Vigyan Bhavan early in the day for their second round deliberation with the Centre amid the ongoing ‘Dilli Chalo’ protests, which entered the eighth day on Thursday. The agitating farmers earlier said they came to Delhi for the protest with enough foodgrains in inventory to sustain them for months hinting that they won’t yield unless their demands are met.

The first assembly to end the present stalemate owing to the ongoing protest of thousands of farmers in Delhi and at the borders of the Capital city used to be held on Tuesday. It fell through as the farmers’ representatives refused the Centre’s proposal to establish a committee which will address the issue of the farmers. On Wednesday, Union home minister Amit Shah met agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and railways minister Piyush Goyal to speak about the issue.

Ahead of the Vigyan Bhavan assembly today, Amit Shah also met Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.


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