Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Apr 10 said that the government had held 11 rounds of talk with the protesting farmer unions and ready for more talks over the agricultural laws. "Many farmers unions, economists are supporting the laws but some farmers are protesting against the bills. The government held 11 rounds of talk with protesting farmer unions, we are ready for more talks," the Minister said. "We offered to discuss problematic areas and make changes in them. Farmer unions didn't accept and didn't give reason. Agitation continues either when govt isn't ready to talk or when union doesn't get favourable response. Here unions decided to continue it anyway," he added. Agriculture Minister has also urged union leaders to send back tell children and older people from protest sites in view of rising COVID cases.
Ahead of third phase of polling in Assam, Union Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar confidently said BJP is 'leading' in Assam, and will perform good in the last phase too. "There might be people who do not want to vote for BJP, but no one is seen talking bad about BJP and BJP govt across Assam. Both in phases 1 and 2, BJP is leading. I believe, BJP will do well in phase 3 also," said Narendra Singh Tomar.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on February 25 said the Centre can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers. “In a democracy, a government can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers," said Narendra Singh Tomar at Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2021 in Delhi. Earlier on Feb 25, Tomar reiterated that the central government is ready to talk to protesting farmers at any time. This comes as farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced plans of marching to the Parliament with 40 lakh tractors. Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders against the new farm laws demanding that they be repealed. Discussion between farmer unions and the Centre were inconclusive. Watch the full video for more.
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While addressing the public gathering at Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2021 in New Delhi on February 25, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, "In democracy, a government can never dare to make such a law that will harm farmers."
Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev was accorded with the Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on April 09. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present. Lt General Yermekbayev is on an official visit to India from April 7 to 10.
US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd J. Austin III, visited the National War Memorial in Delhi during his 3-day India trip. He laid a wreath at the memorial, and was also given a guard of honour at Vigyan Bhavan. Subsequently, he held delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh. Chiefs of India's Army, Navy, and Air Force, and Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat were part of the meeting. Watch the full video for more.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III held delegation-level talks at Vigyan Bhawan on March 20. CDS General Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs also attended the meeting. Austin is on a 3-day official visit to India.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III was accorded guard of honour at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on March 20. He was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the venue. Austin is on 3-day official visit to India. He also had an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
As protests continue, government and farmers reached consensus on 2 issues during 6th round of talk. However, main points of farm law repeal & MSP legislation were unaddressed. Farmer leaders and union..
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After 6th round of talks with Central government at VigyanBhawan, farmers' unions informed that they will discuss MSP and repealing of 3 farm laws in the next meeting on 4th of January. While speaking..
Union Agriculture Minister Singh Tomar informed that next round of talks will be held on January 4 after consensus on 2 out of 4 issues was reached between both sides. "Considering the chilly weather..