Farmers meet to discuss plan of action, Javadekar says repealing farm laws not an option: Top points

The farmer unions met on Tuesday at the Delhi-Haryana border on Tuesday to discuss their plan of action. Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the repealing of the farm laws is not an option.

Farmers meet to discuss plan of action, Javadekar says repealing farm laws not an option: Top points
Source: DNA

The farmer unions, who have been protesting against the Centre's farm laws, met at the Singhu border which connects Delhi and Haryana on Tuesday to discuss their plan of action and denied receiving any invitation from the government for their next meeting. Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the repealing of the farm laws is not an option.

Prakash Javadekar, in a tweet, said only dialogue can solve the issues related to the farm laws while asserting that the central government is open to a dialogue with the farmers. He added that withdrawing the farm laws is not an option.

"In a democratic process, only dialogue can solve the problem. The government led by PM Shri @narendramodi is open to dialogue on every issue that the farmers have, relating to the new farm laws, but repealing the entire law can not be an option," Prakash Javadekar said. The farmers have, however, maintained that they would not accept any amendments to the laws. They want complete withdrawal, they say.

Leaders of around 32 farmer unions observed a day-long hunger strike at Delhi's Singhu border on Monday against the Centre's new farm laws. The unions have claimed that more people are expected to join the ongoing agitation. As the farmers' protest entered Day 20, here's all that happened today.

1. The farmers' protest at Singhu border has impacted some 1,800 factories in the Greater Kundli Industrial Area. Located on the northern outskirts of Delhi, Kundli houses hundreds of cold storages and industrial units dealing with textile, steel and export materials. Due to the ongoing stir, movement of goods has halted completely.