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With talks between the protesting farmers’ unions and the central government deadlocked, the BJP has now decided to go all out and counter the farm protests by reaching out to people across the country.

To achieve this, the BJP plans to hold over 700 press briefings and nearly 100 meetings during which the party will campaign in favour of the three farm laws brought in by the central government.

The party has drawn out an elaborate campaign plan to spread awareness about the farm laws.

Under the plan, BJP leaders will address press briefings in 718 districts across the country. Apart from this, the party will also hold kisan sammelans/chaupals at 100 locations in different states.

The dates of these press briefings and meetings will be announced soon.

This comes days after farmers’ leaders rejected the government’s proposal where it sought to assure them that it is willing to hold further talks and address farmers’ concerns.

The farmers’ union rejected the proposal saying it was silent on their main demand that the new farm laws should be repealed altogether.

On Thursday, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said “no law is entirely bad” and that the government is ready to hold talks with the farmers’ leaders to discuss specific provisions of the laws which the farmers feel can hurt them.

Meanwhile, the farmers’ unions have decided to intensify their protest by December 14. As per their plans, on Saturday, farmers will block the Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Agra highway. The unions have also given a fresh ‘Dilli chalo’

Apart from this, farmers have threatened that they will soon start blocking railway tracks to press for their demands.

Referring to the farmers’ decision to intensify their agitation, Tomar on Thursday said it is not right to escalate the protest at a time when talks are still on.


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