New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address some farmers virtually on December 25, which will coincide with the 30th day of the ongoing protest Dilli Chalo by the farmers, started from November 26.

However, before that, a decision on the next round of talks with the Centre is likely as the government has already invited them and now it’s on the protesters to fix a date.

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar again appealed to the farmers to join talks and an iterated repeal of laws was not on the agenda as the ministry wanted to resolve all issues “clause by clause” through discussions on any date and proposed amendments/clarifications.

Tomar met some farmers’ unions on Tuesday (Kisan Sangharsh Samiti from UP and Indian Kisan Union from Delhi) which supported the farm laws.

Meanwhile, the protesting farmers are strengthening their presence on social media. A social media cell of the farmers’ collective has been set up, headed by Majha Kisan Committee vice president Baljeet Singh Sandhu, which will host a webinar on Thursday where senior farmers’ leaders will address all queries. The zoom webinar will be open for 10,000 people.

Farmers are protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.