Farmer leaders to go on hunger strike on December 14

Farmer Union leaders will go on hunger strike on December 14 against the new agriculture laws as the protests intensified.

The farmer leaders said they are ready to hold talks with the government but will first discuss repealing the three new farm laws.

Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said thousands of farmers will start their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march from Rajasthan’s Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 am on Sunday.

He further said farmers from other parts of the country are also on their way to join the protesters.

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala today met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Chautala said, “the way Centre is holding talks they also want a resolution of the issue. I’m hopeful that in 24 to 48 hours, final round of talks will be held between the central government & farmers’ leaders and will lead to conclusive result.”

On Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held talks with farmers to end the deadlock over the farm laws. However, the talks remained inconclusive as both sides remained firm on their positions. Also during the last meeting on December 5, farmers’ union leaders stuck to their demand for the withdrawal of the new farm laws.

The farmers’ unions have been protesting since November 26, demanding an immediate withdrawal of the farm laws.