Government Accepts Five Out Of 15 Demands Of UP Farmers

by GoNews Desk 4 years ago Views 2360

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Thousands of agitating farmers from Uttar Pradesh suspended their agitation after the government accepted five of 15 key demands on Saturday.

The breakthrough came after a delegation of agitating farmers comprising 11 members met senior government officials at the Krishi Bhawan hours for talks, following which they decided to call off the protest temporarily.

The farmers had converged at Delhi’s Kisan Ghat under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Sangathan (BKS) demanding loan waiver, higher rate for sugarcane crops and free electricity, among other things.

''Government agreed to five of our fifteen demands. The agitation has not been called off, it is just a temporary arrangement, we will meet PM after 10 days for the remaining demands,'' Puran Singh, President of Bhartiya Kisan Sangathan said. Puran Singh further warned, ''If they (govt) agree to all of our demands we will call off the agitation and if not, we will start an agitation from Saharanpur again.''

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