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Government accepts key demands : Farmers likely to call off agitation

Government accepts key demands : Farmers likely to call off agitation
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The government on Saturday accepted five of 15 key demands of thousands of agitating farmers from Uttar Pradesh following a meeting with their delegation at the Krishi Bhawan (Ministry of Agriculture) in the national capital.

New Delhi: The government on Saturday accepted five of 15 key demands of thousands of agitating farmers from Uttar Pradesh following a meeting with their delegation at the Krishi Bhawan (Ministry of Agriculture) in the national capital.

''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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