All eyes on government’s talks with farmers

Hardening their position ahead of the fifth round of talks with the government which is set to happen today, agitating farmers on Friday announced a ”Bharat Bandh” on December 8.

Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadoni said if the Centre does not accept their demands during Saturday”s talks, they will intensify their agitation against the new farm laws.

“In our meeting today, we have decided to give a ”Bharat Bandh” call on December 8 during which we will also occupy all toll plazas,” said Harinder Singh Lakhwal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union.

“We have planned to block all roads leading to Delhi in the coming days if new farm laws are not scrapped,” he also said.

He said that farmers will protest against the central government and the corporate houses and burn their effigies on December 5, adding that on December 7, sportspersons will return their medals in solidarity with the farmers.