Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on Dec 8, fifth round of talks today

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New Delhi : The farmers have threatened to intensify their protest against the 'farm bill' if their demands are not met in time. They have called for Bharat Bandh on Dec 8. 

The farmers' leaders have also threatened to close national highways leading to the national capital if Centre fails to accept their demands in the fifth round of talks.

However, the Centre said that they have worked out all possible solutions over the objections raised by the protesters against the farm bill.

Earlier on Friday, the protesters thought of repercussions if their demands get rejected in the latest round of talks.

“In our meeting today, we have decided to give a Bharat bandh call on December 8 during which we will also occupy all toll plazas,” Harinder Singh Lakhwal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union, said.

He also said that sportsperson will be returning their medals in solidarity with farmers.

Furthermore, the farmer leaders sought that the Centre should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws, adding that they do not want amendments but their scrapping.