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As farmers’ protest against the three contentious farm laws enters Day 23 on Friday, 18 December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Kisan Samelan’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district through video conferencing.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the government will continue to have informal talks with various farm groups, and is hopeful to end the “crisis” before the year-end, reported PTI.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies said they are observing a day-long fast in Chennai, in support of farmers protesting against the three laws passed by the Centre.

Snapshot
  • Union Ministers Amit Shah, Narendra Tomar, and Piyush Goyal attended a meeting with BJP general secretaries to discuss the farmers’ agitation on Thursday
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tore up copies of the farm laws during a special session of the Delhi Assembly on Thursday
  • SC suggested that the central government put the implementation of the new farm laws on hold
  • Delhi HC refused to entertain PIL related to farmers’ protest
2:51 PM , 18 Dec

Hopeful to End Crisis Before Year Ends: Union Minister Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the government will continue to have informal talks with various farm groups, and is hopeful to end the “crisis” before the year-end, reported PTI.

2:43 PM , 18 Dec

Our Govt is Serious About MSP: PM Modi

PM Modi in his address to MP farmers said that the government is serious about the MSP.

“If we'd to remove MSP, why would we implement Swaminathan Commission report?That's why we declare it before sowing season every year. This makes it easy for farmers to make calculations,” ANI quoted PM Modi as saying.

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2:11 PM , 18 Dec

PM Modi Addresses ‘Kisan Samelan’ Even in Raisen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Kisan Samelan’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district through video conferencing.

"Today Rs 16 thousand crores are being transferred into the bank accounts of 35 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh," he said.

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2:04 PM , 18 Dec

Madhya Pradesh CM Addresses 'Kisan Kalyan' Event in Raisen

Addressing the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said, "PM Modi wants to double the income of farmers. Mandis won't be closed at all... Congress is shedding crocodile tears, Kamal Nath had distributed fake loan waiver certificates," according to ANI.

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Published: 18 Dec 2020, 8:41 AM IST
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