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PM Modi To Meet Farmers From Punjab During His Visit To Kutch; Over 60,000 Protestors At Haryana Borders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with farmers in Kutch, including those from Punjab, during his visit to the border district. The farmers' protest intensified with the involvement of more than 60000 protestors at Delhi borders, reported by the Haryana Cops. The situation is unsustainable because of the involvement of more political leaders along with the farmers intensifying the movement.

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As protests against the farm law have intensified Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with farmers in Kutch, including those from Punjab, during his visit to the border district. The number of protestors at Delhi’s borders growing by the day, senior officials of Haryana Police said the borders can’t take more people as “the situation is increasingly turning unsustainable”. The key roads were blocked to protest against the three new farm laws, causing inconvenience to the public. Initially, farmers were mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur border for 20 days now, and states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh have also joined the protest leading to traffic jams connecting the national capital.

The involvement of the social activist and the political leaders have intensified the protest into a political war. While Social Activist Anna Hazare on Monday wrote to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning “resumption of a hunger strike” against the centre’s “failure” to fulfilling his demands including the implementation of the recommendations made by MS Swaminathan Commission. He also demanded to include granting autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices(CACP).

Whereas government once again reaching out to the farmers inviting them for dialogues but the farmers at this moment insistent and nothing they want except the three bills to be scrapped. The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday said that the government is ready to accept all good suggestions from farmers about the three laws. Gadkari added “I don’t think Anna Hazare Ji will join. We have not done anything against the farmers. It is the right of farmers to sell their produce in mandi, to traders, or anywhere else.” He also said that dialogue is the only way to find a solution to protest by farmer unions and a break in talks can lead to miscommunication.

On the other hand, twitter ongoing war farmers’ protest between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh engaged in a Twitter spat on Monday over the ongoing farmers'' protest against the three recently-enacted agriculture-related laws. The war of words between the two leaders began after Singh, addressing a press conference at Chandigarh on Sunday, described as "theatrics" Kejriwal’s announcement earlier during that day that he will observe a one-day fast on Monday in support of the protesting farmers.

Meanwhile, the multiple meetings held between the central government officials, central ministers, and the farmer leaders of various mandi's remain unresolved. The farm unions have intensified their agitation in several parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, and MP. On the other hand, the Centre said that it has been looking to keep the communication open and agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is ready to discuss the legislations once the farmers responded to a set of amendments proposed by the government.

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