Opposition leaders set to meet Prez Kovind on Farm laws


With next round of talks between Kisan leaders and government on the cards on Wednesday, December 9 , Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar goes public saying a breakthrough in reaching an agreement between them is expected soon. A joint delegation of Opposition parties will meet President Kovind tomorrow at 5 pm. The delegation will include Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and others. Due to COVID19 protocol, only 5 people have been allowed to meet him, said CPI(M) General Secretary  Sitaram Yechury. Post the Bharat Bandh observed by various political parties and trade unions, Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India leader, said it was observed in   10,000 places in 25 states. As Haryana Kisan leaders extend support to the three farm laws being opposed by several mainstream opposition leaders, some more Kisan leaders are expected to meet Home Minister Amit Shah before the scheduled talks. CAIT -Confederation of Indian Traders (CAIT)  claimed there was no much effect on the country’s economic activities. Hindu Business line reports ‘’While protestors from Punjab continue to demand the withdrawal of the three recent farm-sector legislation meant to reform the agri-marketing regime and drive in investments, over a lakh farmer belonging to the farmer-producer organisations (FPOs) and the progressive farmer groups from Haryana have come out in strong support of the reforms. Farmers belonging to Har Kisan, a federation of 116 Haryana FPOs and progressive farming communities has buttressed the new laws which have been opposed by the protestors who have called for a Bharat Bandh today (8 December).In their letter to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the farmers asserted that the Government should keep the three laws intact’ ’courtesy to Jayant Sinha for the picture about Hazaribagh about the Bharat Bandh. ANI reports  RS Mansa, Punjab Kisan Union, at Singhu  on Haryana-Delhi border as saying ‘’We do not want to cause any inconvenience to anyone from Delhi or Haryana, we should be allowed to hold a protest at Ramlila Ground in Delhi’’.Bharat Bandh’ is successful, govt now knows they don’t have a way out,  farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni told media at Singhu border

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