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'Wall of lies' to fall soon, says Agri minister as Centre invites 40 farmer unions for next round of talks
The government on Monday invited 40 protesting farmer unions for the next round of talks on December 30 on all relevant issues to find a "logical solution" to the current impasse over the three new farm laws.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said a ''wall of lies'' has been spread in a ''planned manner'' among farmers against the new farm laws, but it will not last long and protesting peasants will soon realise the truth.
The government's invite followed a proposal made by unions last week to hold the talks on December 29.
''Soon, some way out will emerge and we will reach towards the solution. Everyone knows that the wall of lies is never strong. Truth is truth. There is going to be a time when people will start accepting the truth,'' Tomar said addressing a virtual event organised by Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI).
In a letter to the unions, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal has invited them for holding talks at 2 pm on December 30 at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital.
Taking note of the unions' offer to resume talks, Aggarwal said, ''The government is also committed to finding a logical solution on all relevant issues with a clear intention and an open mind.''
It's been over a month now that thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab, Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh, are camping at Delhi borders seeking repeal of the three farm laws. They have threatened to intensify their stir in the coming days if their demands are not fulfilled.
So far, five rounds of formal talks held between the Centre and 40 protesting farmer unions remained inconclusive.
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