Farmers’ organizations, demanding the withdrawal of three new agricultural laws, Thursday rejected the proposal of the central government, in which the representatives of the government, in the 10th round of talks, suggested the implementation of the three new laws to be postponed for one and a half years and the solution There was also talk of setting up a committee to find a way out. On this proposal of the government, under the auspices of the United Kisan Morcha, farmer leaders held a marathon meeting on the Singhu border, in which it was decided to dismiss it with all consent. Farmers organizations have been agitating for the last two months to demand the repeal of agricultural laws under the banner of this front. Today, the 11th round of talks between the government representatives and farmers’ organizations is to be held again.
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Today (Friday), at 12 noon in Vigyan Bhawan, once again, the ministers of farmers’ organizations and the government will be on the table. Two days ago, the government proposed to postpone agricultural laws for a year and a half, but the farmers rejected it. Due to this, the tension has increased again on both sides. Despite this, both sides will again hold the 11th round of talks today. On the other hand, the farmers’ organizations are adamant on the demand for withdrawal of all the three laws.
Before leaving for Vigyan Bhawan, farmer leaders Manjit Singh Rai and Rajinder Singh told NewsBust that our demand is clear from day one that all the three laws should be canceled. He said that this is the first time when the government is bowing down, that is, the conversation has actually started now. Singh said, We discussed the tractor march of 26 January in the meeting yesterday and we are not going to back off from it. He said, “If the government wants to postpone our tractor march, then cancel the law.”
The United Kisan Morcha claimed that 147 farmers have died in this movement so far. The General Assembly paid him homage. The statement said, “These companions are separated from us while fighting this mass movement. Their sacrifice will not go in vain. ”In the 10th round of talks held on Wednesday, the government had proposed to set up a committee to keep three agricultural laws postponed for a year and a half before the farmers associations. The two sides decided to hold talks again on 22 January.
Meanwhile, the committee set up by the Supreme Court started talks and in this episode, he interacted with 10 farmer organizations from eight states. The Supreme Court had on 11 January stayed the implementation of the three agricultural laws till further orders and formed a four-member committee to remove the deadlock. At present, this committee has only three members because Bhupinder Singh Mann, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, had distanced himself from this committee.
The committee said in a statement that on Thursday, various farmer organizations and institutions were interacted through video conferences. In this, 10 farmers associations from Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh participated. Earlier, in the context of the proposed tractor rally by the farmers on Republic Day against these laws, the second phase of talks between the Delhi Police and the farmers’ organizations was inconclusive. Farmer leaders maintained their stand that this rally will be taken out on 26 January on the busy outer ring road of the national capital.