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Now 29 Haryana farmer leaders say want Laws to stay: ‘Leftists’ behind trouble

It has now emerged that 29 farmer leaders from Haryana don’t want the Farm Acts 2020 to be withdrawn and in case they are withdrawn, they would protest.

This set of farmer leaders met Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday to extend their support to new farm laws.

A delegation, led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (Mann) and its leader Gunj Prakash has given a “letter of support” to Tomar on the farm laws.

“We will also protest if the government repeals the laws. We have given a memorandum to all districts,” Prakash told reporters after the meeting.

“Everyone has a right to protest. They have, so do we. We are in support of the three laws, but this protest is being led by Leftists and those who are violent,” Mr Prakash said. “It has taken a political colour. Farmers will get real freedom through these three laws,” he added.

This was the second group of farmers from Haryana that met Tomar and gave support to the farm laws. The first group met the Union Minister on December 7.

Meanwhile farmers who have dug in on the border between Delhi and Haryana and other places in the National Capital Region, are adamant that they would end protest only if the government withdraws the three laws.

The Centre, on its part, is willing to amend the laws and hear out objections. It has also said the minimum support price and the mandi system would continue.


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