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Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Unions say they would join talks but want the government to provide legal guarantee for procurement of crops at the Minimum Support Price.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Farmers' Protest LIVE updates: Leaders of farmers’ unions have agreed to meet ministers on Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a seventh round of talks with the government which has so far failed to mollify protesters who say three new agricultural laws threaten their livelihoods.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Thursday invited protest leaders to talks "based on facts and logic" as he accused Opposition parties “pushing a political agenda” by spreading lies about the laws. "My dear farmers, please hear me clearly, you can sell your produce where you get the correct price. If you want to sell it at minimum support price, please do. You want to sell it to mandi, other states, to industries please do. No mandi will be closed; will stay. Do not listen to the rumours," he had said, referring to agricultural markets and the government's support price for farmers.

Farmers on Saturday said they would join talks but want a government to give them a plan providing legal guarantee for procurement of crops at the Minimum Support Price (MSP).


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First Published: Sat, December 26 2020. 06:45 IST