Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday that the ninth round of talks between the protesting farmers’ organizations and the government will be held on Friday as per the schedule and the Center hopes that the discussion will be positive. Tomar told reporters here, “The government is ready to negotiate with farmer leaders with an open mind.”
Eliminating the confusion over the ninth round of talks due to the Supreme Court appointing a four-member committee to resolve the deadlock and then one member seceding from it, Tomar said on January 15 between the government and farmer representatives There will be a meeting from 12 o’clock in the day.
Farmers’ organizations have said that they are willing to hold talks with the government. However, they do not want to appear before a committee appointed by the Supreme Court. Farmers’ organizations expressed their apprehension over the members of the committee and said that its members had earlier advocated all the three laws. Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann said that he had split from the four-member committee set up by the Supreme Court to resolve the deadlock between farmers and the Center on agricultural laws.
Mann said that he is grateful to the apex court for appointing him as a member of the committee, but he will abdicate any position presented to him for not compromising the interests of the farmers.
He said in a statement, “Being a farmer myself and being the leader of the union, I am ready to leave any post due to the feelings and apprehensions of farmer organizations and common people so that any interest from the farmers of Punjab and the country can There should not be a compromise of sorts. “Mann said,” I am separating from the committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab. ” They have been performing at different borders of Delhi for several weeks.
Farmers’ organizations are demanding repeal of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Agreement, Law, 2020, Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.
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