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'Farmers protests happening due to misconceptions': Nitish Kumar bats for dialogue with Centre 'to dispel fears'

ANI | Updated on: Monday, November 30, 2020, 03:59 PM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo credit: IANS
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo credit: IANS
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the farmers' protests are taking place on an account of misconceptions and dialogue should take place.

"The central government wants to talk to farmers to dispel the fear of issues in the procurement mechanism. So I believe that dialogue should take place. The protests are happening on account of misconceptions," said Kumar.

Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the Central government's offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them.

Around 32 farmer organisations, mostly from Punjab, and a few farmers from Gujarat and Maharashtra as well managed to reach Delhi on Friday and assembled at the border areas to continue their protest.

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The farmers are protesting against The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the Central government is ready for talks with the farmers' unions on December 3.

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Published on: Monday, November 30, 2020, 03:59 PM IST