Farmers’ protest LIVE UPDATES: Centre calls protesters for talks today, farmers seek involvement of all 500 organisations

New Delhi: The protesting farmers will not talk with the government till all 500 plus organisations, that are demonstrating against the three central farm laws, are called for talks, said Sukhvinder S Sabhran, Joint Secretary, Punjab Kisan Sangarsh Committee (PKSC) at the Singhu Border on Tuesday.

“There are more than 500 groups of farmers in the country, but the government has invited only 32 groups for talks today. The rest have not been called by the government. We will not be going for talks till all groups are called,” said Sabhran.

Farmers are protesting in Delhi and its border areas against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Prime Minister Modi lauded the new agriculture reform laws in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on Sunday and at an event in Varanasi yesterday.

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