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Farmers’ protest Live Updates: Anna Hazare threatens to launch his “last protest” for farmers

Farmers’ Protest Live News updates: Social activist Anna Hazare has threatened to go on a hunger strike if his demands on issues concerning farmers are

Farmers’ Protest Live News updates: Social activist Anna Hazare has threatened to go on a hunger strike if his demands on issues concerning farmers are not met by the Union government by the end of January next year, and said that it would be his “last protest”, reported PTI.

Hazare said he had been holding protests for cultivators since the last three years, but the government has done nothing to resolve the issues.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Monday said the government should listen to the farmers and take back the farm laws. “It is a sin to use the kind of words they are using for farmers. Government is answerable to farmers. Government should listen to them and take back the laws,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal via video conferencing on Monday afternoon.
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On Sunday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar described the farm unions’ decision to return to the negotiation table as “good step” and expressed hope that a solution would be found to the stalemate over the new farm laws through discussions. “Main ummeed karta hoon ki kisan paristhiti aur kanoon ki sachchai ko samajhenge, vaarta hogi, aur uska samadhaan niklega (I hope that the farmers will appreciate the situation and the reality of the law; talks will take place, and a solution will be found),” Tomar told The Indian Express.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, meanwhile, reaffirmed that the Centre has no intention of scrapping the minimum support price (MSP) regime, and that no “ma ka lal (no one)” can take away land from the farmers.

The next round of talks between the farmer unions and the government is slated to be held tomorrow. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farm organisations, on Saturday wrote to the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, announcing the resumption of talks.

Farmer unions in Haryana announced that they would continue to allow toll-free movement of vehicles on highways until the Centre accepted their demands. In other news, Singhu and Ghazipur borders saw a noisy morning on Sunday, with the farmers banging thaalis during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.

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