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.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait refuted the allegation that farmers violated COVID-19 protocols at Iftar. Reacting to the viral video, Tikait mentioned, "People were sitting at a distance from each other. The gathering of 50 people is permitted by the government. There were 22-35 people. Nobody met with each other, no one shook hands." Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rahesh Tikait on April 22 at Ghazipur border said that many farmers are struggling to get the second dose of COVID vaccine. "Farmers are at their home. Where else will we ask them to go? Is COVID spreading from here? We have been living here for last 5 months, it's our home now. Many farmers took vaccine but are struggling to get the 2nd dose. We have told officers to set up camp here," said BKU leader. Farmers have been agitating against farm laws at Delhi's border from past 5 months.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has issued a fresh warning to the Modi government over the farm laws. Addressing a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan, Tikait said that farmers would now launch a fresh tractor rally..
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