Live Updates: Farmers-Centre Next Meeting On Friday

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 Farmers-Centre Next Meeting On Friday; Accept Farmers Demands, Says Ashok Gehlot

The deadlock over the repeal of the contentious farm laws continued, with the Centre and the farmers unable to get on the same page in the seventh round of discussions. Sources said the government had proposed to discuss the farmers' demand for a legal guarantee for support price of crops, but the farmers' union leaders insisted on discussing the repeal of farm laws. The two sides have agreed to meet again on January 8. The farmers have threatened to hold a rally on Republic Day, January 26, if their demands are not met.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the central government should regularly talk to farmers, accept their demands to revoke the new farm laws and not make it a prestige issue.

"Why is the central government taking four days in between every meeting with the farmers? The farmers have clarified that central government must withdraw new agricultural laws. In this cold weather, the government should talk to farmers daily and must accept their demands," Mr Gehlot tweeted.

Here are the live updates on farmers' protests:

Repeal farm laws, don't make it prestige issue: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the central government should regularly talk to farmers, accept their demands to revoke the new farm laws and not make it a prestige issue.

"Why is the central government taking four days in between every meeting with the farmers? The farmers have clarified that central government must withdraw new agricultural laws. In this cold weather, the government should talk to farmers daily and must accept their demands," Mr Gehlot tweeted.

"Minister Said Won't Repeal Law, Go To Supreme Court": Farmers After Meet

The deadlock over the repeal of the contentious farm laws continued, with the Centre and the farmers unable to get on the same page in the seventh round of discussions. Sources said the government had proposed to discuss the farmers' demand for a legal guarantee for support price of crops, but the farmers' union leaders insisted on discussing the repeal of farm laws. The two sides have agreed to meet again on January 8. The farmers have threatened to hold a rally on Republic Day, January 26, if their demands are not met.

For all the updates on yesterday's developments, click here

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