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No breakthrough in talks, farmers to continue protest

No breakthrough in talks, farmers to continue protest
camera_altFarmers continue protest at Delhi-Haryana border (Image Courtesy : PTI)

New Delhi: The talks between protesting farmers and Union Minister Amit Shah hit a blind alley.

One participant reportedly alleged that the government refused outright repeal of the three laws.

All India Kisan Sabha leader Hannan Mollah said that the government only offered to carry out certain amendments.

"The government said it will give a proposal to the farmers tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. Till the government gives us in writing that the laws will be rolled back, there is no point in coming for the meeting," he told reporters.

The next round of talks between the farmers' leaders and the government is scheduled on Wednesday.

A meeting of the farmers' union leaders would be held on the Singhu border at 12 noon on Wednesday to decide the way ahead.

The meeting on Tuesday was delayed as differences emerged between the farmers' leaders over the venue.

According to sources, the meeting slated for 7 p.m. at Amit Shah's residence could not take place as farmers' leaders, save Rakesh Tikait of the BKU, did not reach there.

Later, sources within the farmers' unions said that the leaders did not want to go to the Home Minister's residence and sought another venue, after which they were asked to move to the PUSA Institute.

The farmers claimed that the nationwide Bharat Bandh Tuesday was successful and the people supported their cause.

However, the shutdown evoked a mixed response across the country.

IANS report with edits

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