Centre refuses to repeal “Farm Laws” as talks with farmers hit another stalemate



The Union Government, on Friday, told the farmers that “it cannot and will not repeal the farm laws” under any circumstances.

During the eight-rounds of talks, the ministry reiterated its stand on the three agricultural laws, stating it as a decision taken under the constitutional framework.

The talks which took place at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi failed to reach an agreeable point.

The farmers hardened their stand to agree upon the conditions set by the government and further intensified the matter to a non-negotiating point.

Farm Minister Narendra Tomar said that the three federal laws to open up agricultural markets apply to the entire country and not just any state.

The farmers have been agitating against the laws since August 9, and all meetings with the government failed a reach a common ground.

They will hold the ninth round of talks on January 15.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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