Ready for talks with Centre on November 13, say farm leaders - ECAS Punjab

Ready for talks with Centre on November 13, say farm leaders

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9

The farmers' leaders have said they are open to talks with a two-member ministerial delegation of the BJP-led NDA government, which has finally agreed to meet them on November 13.

Delhi Police no to stir

  • The Delhi Police have refused permission to farmer unions to hold protest in the National Capital on Nov 26-27. The farmers are planning to hold a massive rally against the farm laws

BKU (Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal said the unions would first hold their own meeting before holding talks with the Union ministers. The meeting has been arranged between the farmers' leaders and the Centre following deliberations by both sides with Punjab-based BJP leaders.

Former minister Surjit Kumar Jyani and Harjit Grewal had met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister NS Tomar last evening. National Kisan Morcha's former general secretary Harjit Singh Grewal today said that the Centre would meet farmers on Friday to find a way to end the impasse over the farm laws.

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Balbir Singh Rajewal, BKU (Rajewal) President

Will deliberate first

We have not received any letter in this regard, but are open to talks. The unions will first hold own meeting before the talks.

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The farmers' leaders, however, said they had not received any letter in this regard.

Meanwhile, the state continued to grapple with power outages today as private plants remained shut and the state-run plants were barely functional in the wake of lack of coal supply because of the disruption in train services.

PSPCL MD A Venu Prasad said of the total demand of 5,097 MW, 2,630 MW was being purchased, while 2,409 MW was coming from the central sector/pool. Of this, 1,075 MW was to be returned to states from where Punjab had taken power in the lean summer months under the power banking arrangements. As a result, the state had no option but to impose cuts of two-and-a-half hours during the peak load hours.



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