A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi aggressively defended the new farm laws, agitating farmer unions on Saturday proposed to hold another round of talks with the government on December 29 to resolve the vexatious stand-off. The unions have proposed a four-point agenda for the talks, sticking to their key demands, and indicating they are in mood to relent. Yadav, however, added: But when Yadav insisted the discussion with the government would be on This indicates some kind of moderation in the approach of some of the leaders. Addressing farmers on Friday, Modi had asserted that the new pieces of legislation would unshackle Indian agriculture and enable He also slammed the Opposition for spreading lies and myths, while the new laws would only give more alternatives for the farmers to sell their produce. More than a lakh farmers have been protesting at the national capital borders for over a month demanding repeal of three farm laws. They fear mandis run by APMCs will be closed and MSP system will be abolished in the long run. Modi and other senior ministers had assured a number of times that they are prepared to give written assurance on continuation of both systems. Referring to last letter received from the agriculture ministry, Yadav said though they have been consistently demanding on legal guarantee of MSP from day one of the protest. It has, however, been called a The protesting farmers have also demanded to keep farmers away from the ordinance on air pollution recently promulgated in which penalty for stubble burning has been kept at up to Rs 1 crore and five-year imprisonment. The other demand of the farmers is to continue the current system of free electricity for agriculture as provided by some states and not to insist on metering and transfer of subsidy through DBT as proposed in the Draft Electricity Bill.