The seventh round of talks will be held today between the farmers and the central government protesting against agricultural laws.
The meeting between the two sides will begin at 2 pm at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
Farmers say that the demand for repealing the three laws and guaranteeing the purchase of the minimum support price (MSP) will be on their agenda.
On the other hand, on Sunday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Warning to intensify farmers’ agitation if negotiations fail
Today’s meeting will be attended by Agriculture Minister Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash.
At the same time, 40 leaders of farmer organizations will put the farmers’ side before the government.
The farmers have warned to intensify the agitation and parade the tractor in Delhi on 26 January if today’s meeting fails.
While the government is ready to amend the laws, the farmers are firmly on the demand to repeal them.
Success of negotiations depends on the cancellation of laws – farmer leaders
Secretary of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Avik Sah said that the success of negotiations depends on the cancellation of all three laws. The process of repealing these laws is neither complicated nor will it take time.
Tomar met Rajnath
On the other hand, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday to discuss the government’s strategy for talks.
According to sources, in the meeting, the two ministers discussed all possible options to find a middle ground to end the deadlock between the farmers and the government.
After the meeting, Tomar said that he hoped that talks with the farmers would resolve.
The matter was a little further in the meeting of 30 December
Earlier on 30 December, there was a dialogue between the two sides, in which the ordinances related to air quality and electricity were agreed to keep farmers away. However, the farmers say that their real demands still remain.
Sonia Gandhi demanded withdrawal of law
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of agricultural laws from the central government.
He said that for the first time since independence, such egoistic government has come to power in the country, which does not see the suffering of the donors.
Sonia said that governments and leaders who ignore public sentiments in democracy cannot remain in power for long. Farmer laborers are no longer going to kneel before the government.
Police fired tear gas shells at farmers in Rewari
After November last year, there was a violent clash between the Haryana Police and the protesting farmers once again in January.
Farmers from Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Haryana, who have been protesting at the Shahjahanpur border for several days, tried to march towards Delhi, but the police stopped them near Masani.
During this time, there was a clash between the two. Police lathi-charged the farmers and fired tear gas shells.
Cause for protest
Why are the farmers performing?
The Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector.
These include making provisions for procurement outside government mandis, approving contract farming and ending storage limits for many cereals and pulses.
Farmers of many states including Punjab and Haryana are opposing these laws. He says that through these the government wants to get rid of the mandis and the MSP.