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Farmers remain adamant over demand to repeal laws, talks with Centre fail again

Farmers remain adamant over demand to repeal laws, talks with Centre fail again

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NEW DELHI: The seventh round of meetings between the protesting farmers leaders and the Government of India representatives has concluded "with no positive outcome", reports said.

The farmer government meeting has ended and there has been no breakthrough as of now.

The next meeting is said to take place on January 8. The farmers staged silent protests during the meeting and the Union Ministers then had to conduct a meeting separately.

High drama was witnessed at the meeting conducted by farmers and centre over the contentious farm laws.

The farmers argued that the meeting can only commence once the government clears its stance of repealing the three farm laws.

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Union leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, "We will discuss only MSP issue and repeal of laws; Govt's ego problem coming in way of resolving issues."

"Today's talks happened in a cordial atmosphere, but unions stuck on one point," Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said, adding, "We could not reach any solution as farmer union remained adamant on the repeal of the laws."

Hannan Mollah, General Secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha stated, "We don't want a discussion on any other topic except for on repeal of the laws. Protests will not be withdrawn until the laws are repealed."

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