The seventh round of talks between protesting farmers’ unions on the 39th day of protest and three BJP central ministers ended inconclusively on Monday
Farmer insisted on the repeal of the three contentious farm laws right from the beginning but government listed various benefits from the Acts.
The next meeting will take place on January 8, farmer leaders said.
Union Minister Som Prakash met them during the lunch. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash along with government officials and representatives of farmers observed a two-minute silence for 60 farmers farmers who so far died during the ongoing protest.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait claimed that a total of 60 farmers have so far lost their lives during the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new farm laws.
He further said that one farmer is dying every 16 hours and it is the responsibility of the government to give an answer.