11th meeting between government and farmers was also inconclusive, Agriculture Minister Tomar said – some forces do not want to end the movement
The 11th round of meeting between the central government and the farmers on Friday also found no solution to the issue as the peasant leader was asked to go back completely on the three new agricultural laws and provide legal guarantee for the minimum support price (SMP). Has remained firm on its demand. After the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that there are some forces who do not want the movement to end. At the same time, unlike the last 10 rounds of the meeting, no date has been set for the next meeting in the 11th round of talks today.
It is known that thousands of farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for nearly two months in protest against the new agricultural laws brought by the Center. They believe that the related laws are against farmers and in favor of corporate houses. The government today tightened its stand and said that it is ready to meet again if it is agreed to discuss the proposal related to the suspension of the farmers union laws. Along with this, the farmers organizations said that they will now intensify their movement. He alleged that the government’s attitude during the meeting was not correct.
After the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “The agrarian reformers were passed in Parliament for the benefit of farmers.” The movement is mainly being carried out by farmers in Punjab and some farmers from some other states. The government made several proposals to end the movement, but when the purity of the movement is lost, no solution is possible. Tomar further said that there are some forces who want the movement to continue and no result should come. .
There are forces that want the movement to continue and ensure that it does not benefit: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held eleventh round of talks between farmers’ unions and the government pic.twitter.com/AmJVDxbZj6
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In the last round of meeting the Central Government had proposed to form a joint committee to suspend the laws and give credit to resolve them. Farmer leaders said after today’s meeting that even though the meeting lasted only for five hours, the two sides are sitting face to face for barely 30 minutes. At the beginning of the meeting, the farmer leaders indicated to the government that they had decided to reject the proposal put forward by the government in the previous round of meeting on Wednesday.
The three Union ministers, including Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, asked the authority of the peasant unions to reconsider their stand, after which both sides left for lunch in the afternoon. The peasant leaders dined in their langar which lasted for more than three hours. During the lunch break, 41 farmer leaders discussed in small groups, while the three Union Ministers waited in a separate room in Vigyan Bhavan. After the meeting, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) leader Joginder Singh Ugrahant said that the negotiations had broken down as the unions rejected the government’s proposal. The artists told the peasant unions that they have been given all possible options and they should give deep consideration to the proposal to keep the laws suspended.
According to sources, Tomar told the farmer leaders that the government is ready for another meeting if they want to discuss the proposal. The minister also thanked the unions for their cooperation and said that although there is no problem with the laws, the government has offered to suspend them in honor of the protesting farmers. Coming out of the meeting venue, farmer leader Shivkumar Kakka said that there was no progress in the discussion and the government asked the unions to reconsider their proposal. Kakka was the first to leave the meeting, but said that it was due to some personal reasons.
In the last round of talks held on Wednesday, the government had proposed to form a joint committee to secure the implementation of the three new agricultural laws and find a solution. However, on Thursday, after discussions, the farmer unions decided to reject the offer and they were adamant on their two major demands to repeal these laws and give MSP a law firm.
Farmer leader Darshan Pal said that we told the government that we will not agree on anything other than repeal of laws. But the minister asked us to discuss it separately and reconsider the case and give a decision. Indian Farmers Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said, “We have clearly told our position to the government that we want to repeal the laws and not advertise.” The scientists asked us to reconsider our decision. Some leaders feared that the agitation would lose its strength if the peasants once crossed the boundaries of Delhi.
Harpal Singh, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (genuinely non-political), said, “Even if we accept the government’s offer, our fellow brothers on the borders of Delhi will not accept anything other than the cancellation of the laws. They will not spare us. What achievement will we show them? He also questioned the credibility of the government and alleged that it is difficult to believe that she would stand by her acceptance of the laws for 18 months. Singh said, “We will die here, but will not return without repealing the laws.” ”
On behalf of the government, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Union and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State Somprakash held talks with the authority of about 41 farmer organizations. Under the United Farmers’ Front, farmer leaders met on the Singhu border on Thursday on the government’s proposal. Farmers’ organizations have been agitating for the last almost two months to demand the repeal of agricultural laws under the banner of the same front. The Morcha had said in a statement, “The meeting calls for a complete repeal of the three new central agricultural laws and a law for a minimum support price (MLP) for all farmers to be profitable on all crops, the main demands of this movement Repeated as. ”
The Supreme Court on January 11 stayed the implementation of the three agricultural laws till further orders and formed a four-member committee aimed at removing the deadlock. Currently, this committee has only three members because Bhupinder Singh Mann, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, disassociated himself from this committee.]