The seventh round of talks between protesting farmers’ unions and three central ministers ended inconclusively on Monday as the former insisted on the repeal of the three contentious farm laws right from the beginning, even as the government listed various benefits from the Acts. The next meeting will take place on January 8, farmer leaders said.

Here are 5 points to explain what transpired in the seventh round of talks on Monday:

Farmers adamant on repeal, we wanted to discuss laws clause-wise: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

“We wanted farmer unions to discuss three laws clause-wise. We could not reach any solution as farmer union remained adamant on the repeal of the laws,” Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said after the meeting with farmers. 

Hopeful of meaningful discussion in next meet: Tomar

“Looking at today’s discussion, I hope that we will have a meaningful discussion during our next meeting and we will come to a conclusion,” Tomar said.

Will not accept amendments, want complete rollback of farm laws: Farmer leader

The ministers wanted us to discuss the law point-wise. We rejected it and said that there is no point in discussing the laws because we want a complete rollback of the laws. Govt intends to take us towards amendments but we will not accept it: Yudhvir Singh, Bhartiya Kisan Union said after the seventh round of meeting with the Centre

7th round of meeting between farmers and Centre remains inconclusive

The seventh round of talks between protesting farmers’ unions and three central ministers ended inconclusively on Monday as the former insisted on the repeal of the three contentious farm laws right from the beginning, even as the government listed various benefits from the Acts. The next meeting will take place on January 8.

Farmers refuse lunch with ministers

Farmer representatives refused to share a meal with Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash during the seventh round of talks on Monday and said: “You eat your food and we will eat our food”.

(With agency inputs)

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