The farmers’ protest may continue until the EC announces the voting schedule.

Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday offered to continue dialogue with farmer unions to find an “agreed solution”, but there has been no progress on their two main demands – legally guaranteed marine space plans and implementation of the Swaminathan formula.

Vigilance Commissioner

During the day, a farmer was killed and several others injured in Shambhu and Khanaur on the Punjab-Haryana border as protesters tried to breach barricades and continue their ‘ The Delhi Chalo agitation while Haryana police fired tear gas. The deceased farmer has been identified as Subhkaran Singh (21) of Baloke village in Punjab’s Bathinda district. Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat was also arrested by the Rajasthan government early this morning when he was to lead a march of 500 tractors to Delhi. . of Tonk region to support MSP demand.

Tractor rally

In western Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leaders have announced that they will organize a tractor rally on 26-27. in February and threatened to call for a boycott of political leaders at the village level if they were prevented from going to Delhi. A farmer in UP’s Muzaffarnagar also tried to set himself on fire during the protest. All union leaders rejected the Centre’s proposal in the fourth round of talks and said they would continue the march. Farmers from Punjab have also been invited to contact the border camps more often. Although the Center in negotiations with the farmers has offered to provide tur, urad, masur, maize and cotton from the maritime region for five years if the farmers diversify. It did Tur and the corn buying plan is already in place and it is likely to soon extend to urad, Masur and cotton. Heavy earth moving equipment including excavators and decorated tractors are seen. The Haryana police have already written to the Punjab police warning that they may be used to break the barricades.

Addressing the protesters at the Shambhu border, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal appealed to them to maintain peace. . He accused the Center of “delay tactics” over the demands.

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