There is no immediate solution to the ongoing deadlock between the government and farmers regarding agricultural laws.
The government has refused to withdraw the laws. At the same time, the farmers say that their performance will continue till the law is repealed.
Amit Shah had a meeting with farmers on Tuesday to resolve the deadlock, but to no avail.
Also, today’s proposed talks have been canceled.
What happened in the farmers’ meeting with Amit Shah?
On the day of Bharat Bandh called in protest against agricultural laws, the Home Ministry had called the leaders of some farmer organizations for talks.
In this meeting held at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research Pusa Complex, Shah told the farmer leaders that the government cannot withdraw these three laws.
Farmer leader said – amendment not approved, government should withdraw the law
Allan Kisan Sabha general secretary Hanan Mollah, who attended the meeting with Shah, said, “In the meeting, the home minister made it clear that the government will not withdraw the law. He said that on Wednesday, the government will give written assurances about amending the laws.” ”
He added, “There is no talk of amendment. We want the law to be withdrawn. We do not approve the amendment. We want the law to be repealed.”
Farmers will discuss the assurances of the government
Mollah further said that on Wednesday afternoon the agitating farmers will discuss the government’s written assurance on the Singhu border. Some farmer leaders want this to be discussed before the government rejects the proposal.
Indian Express Talking to, he said that the farmers’ organizations will discuss the assurances on Wednesday afternoon. If there will be talk of modifications only, then there is no question of further conversation. The relationship will end.
Government and farmers meeting to be canceled today
After discussions with Shah, the farmers have decided not to go to the formal meeting with the central government on Wednesday.
Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said that the farmers will discuss the proposal of the Center on Wednesday and decide whether further meeting will be required. The meeting with Shah did not go ahead. The government is talking about amendments, but this is not acceptable to the farmers.
The road ahead is not clear
Both the government and the farmers’ organization maintain their stand on agricultural laws. The government does not want to withdraw the law and the farmer does not agree to any less than this. In such a situation, it is not yet clear what the path will be.
Cause for protest
Why are farmers protesting?
The Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector, including making provisions for procurement outside government mandis, approving contract farming and ending the storage limit for many grains and pulses.
Farmers of many states including Punjab and Haryana are strongly opposing these laws. He says that through these the government wants to get rid of mandis and the minimum support price (MSP).