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Protesting farmers threaten to block railway tracks if demands not met

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If Centre was agreeing to 12 of our demands out of 15, that means the bills are not right, then why not destroy them. We had demanded one law on MSP but they brought 3 bills through the ordinance…Our protests will continue peacefully: Rakesh Tikait, Spox, Bharatiya Kisan Union

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Sukhbir Badal condemns the Centre’s decision to not repeal the farm laws

“Today’s PC by Ministers shows Govt has decided to fight with the farmers. In a democracy, laws should not be implemented which people do not want. Centre is showing dictatorship traits”: Sukhbir Badal

You have security personnel with you. How can someone attack you? Instead of depending on the state, you depend on central force. The attack might have been planned, I have asked Police to investigate but I won’t put up with lies all the time.

– West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

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If agriculture is a state subject, Central govt does not have right to make laws on it: farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal

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If agriculture is State subject, they do not have the right to make laws regarding it

– Balbir Singh Rajewal, Bhartiya Kisan Union

The Central government has admitted that the laws have been made for traders

– Balbir Singh Rajewal, Bhartiya Kisan Union

Weren’t POTA, TADA, and MISA laws scrapped?

– Farmer leaders counter on Ministers saying no law is totally wrong

What do you stand to lose if you repeal these laws: Farm leaders ask govt

“We want to ask a simple question to the Govt — what do you stand to lose if you repeal these laws? We asked the home minister, he too was silent. Isn’t it a fact then that these laws are meant to benefit the corporates”: Farmer leaders say after press conference of ministers.

Punjab: Several trains remain cancelled/short terminated/short originate/diverted due to farmers’ protest

Agitations on Dec 12 (blocking Delhi-Jaipur E-way) and Dec 14 are on track, say Farm leaders

Reports ET Bureau

Farmers announce they will re-occupy railway tracks soon to stop trains

Reports ET Bureau

Not proper to announce next stage of agitation when talks were continuing; We urge unions again to return to discussion table

– Agri Minister

We appeal farmer brothers, sisters, union leaders to end their protest and engage in dialogue with Govt to resolve issues

– Piyush Goyal

New laws don’t impact MSP system and that will continue

– Agri Minister on whether Govt would consider a new bill on MSP

Govt very open and flexible to find amicable solution for benefit of India’s farmers

– Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Modi govt is committed to the farmers: Piyush Goyal

Farmers land will be secure, will not be attached under the laws: Piyush Goyal

There is absolutely no provision in the law which brings an element of compulsion on any farmer: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Land of the farmers will remain safe, clarifies Piyush Goyal

State procurement by govt will continue at MSP prices: Piyush Goyal

In case of crop that requires some infrastructure

  • Law provides that if farmer and processor enter into an agreement and the type of crops is such that some infrastructure has to be set up on the farmer’s land, then the processor will dismantle his infrastructure from there after the agreement concludes: Agri Minister
  • If the processor doesn’t do it, then the owner of that infrastructure will be the farmer himself. This has been provided in the law: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

The mandi system remains as it is, APMCs will not be affected: Piyush Goyal

Govt ready to consider with open mind any provision in new laws where farmers have issues, remove all their apprehensions

– Agri Minister

Farmers’ unions should consider Govt’s proposal; We are always ready for further discussions

– Agri Minister

The recommendation about MSP at 1.5 times cost of production remained pending till Modi government implemented it

– Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

There is no provision for any lease or agreement over farmers’ land: Agriculture Minister

We have already made provision in the Act that agreement under these laws will only be between processors and farmers’ produce: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

It is being projected that the land of farmers will be occupied by industrialists: Narendra Singh Tomar

Contract farming has been going on for long in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka but there has never been such experience: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

MSP will continue and will not be impacted by the farm laws: Agriculture Minister

– Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

We kept waiting for suggestions from farmers’ leaders to address their concerns, but they are stuck on repeal of laws

– Agri Minister Tomar

Govt has always been ready for dialogue with farmers

– Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

We are of the stand that govt is ready for open-minded discussions on provisions they have an objection against. Laws don’t affect APMCs or MSP. We tried to explain this to farmers

– Agriculture Minister

We sent a proposal to farmers. They wanted that laws be repealed

– Agriculture Minister

No tax was to be charged for transactions outside the mandi system

– Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

The government wanted to liberate the farmers of the shackles of mandi so that they could sell their produce anywhere, to anyone, at his own price, outside the purview of mandi

– Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Contract farming is not a new thing, it will further help farmers: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

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