Ahead of talks, farmers warn of more protests until repeal of Centre's farm laws
New Delhi/IBNS: Ahead of the Centre's talk with farmers on Thursday over the three contentious farm laws, the protesters warned that they will not stop their agitation unless the laws are repealed.
"The government tried to show this is only the movement of farmers in Punjab. The government tried to divide us," Dr Darshan Pal, President of the Krantikari Kisan Union, told reporters at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border.
"We will continue our agitation till all three farm laws are repealed. The centre should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws," he added.
"We have also decided farmer leaders from all over the country, not just Punjab, should be called for talks. On December 5 we will conduct a nationwide protest and burn effigies of the Narendra Modi government and corporate houses," Pal said.
In solidarity with the agitating farmers of Punjab and Haryana, peasants from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday moved towards the protest sites at Delhi borders and the designated place in Burari.
Chilla border on the Noida Link road has also been closed with farmers staging their agitation near the Gautam Budh Dwar.
Speaking on Thursday' talks, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to farmers to continue with the discussions.
"Let's see to what extent issues can be resolved... the laws are in their interest and the reforms have been done after a long wait, but if they have any objection to it then we are ready to address their concerns," Tomar said.