In the eighth round of talks between farmers and the government protesting against the repeal of agricultural laws in Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on Saturday, there has been no privity.
During the negotiations, the farmers refused to repeal the laws, the government flatly refused.
After this there was no talk between the government and the farmers. The matter will now be negotiated again on January 15 between the two sides.
What is the reason for opposition from farmers?
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 grains 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.
Farmers are insistent on repealing the laws – Tomar
After the meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “Today the three agricultural laws were being discussed with the farmers union but no solution was found. The government was asked to give any option other than withdrawing the laws, but No option found. ”
He added, “The agitators believe that the laws should be withdrawn, but many people in the country are in favor of these laws.”
“Meeting with farmers again on January 15”
Agriculture Minister Tomar said, “Both the farmers union and the government have decided to meet on January 15 at 12 noon. I hope a solution will be found in it.” Union Railway Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash were also present at the meeting.
Government told farmers to go to court
After the meeting, the General Secretary of All India Kisan Sabha said, “The government told us to go to court. We are not saying that these new agricultural laws are illegal. We are against it. Take them back to the government. We are not in court Will go. We will continue our protest. ”
All India Kisan Mahasabha general secretary Hanan Mullah said, “We want nothing more than the withdrawal of the laws. We will continue our fight till the law is repealed.”
Government did not listen to us – Tikait
Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, has warned to continue the movement till the law is repealed.
He said, “Date is going on date. All the farmer leaders in the meeting in one voice demanded repeal of the laws, but the government refused.”
He said, “We want the law back, the government wants amendment. If the government did not listen to us, we also did not listen to the government.”
Meetings are constantly failing
Till now eight rounds of talks have been held between the farmers and the government. There is no solution in seven of these.
However, in the sixth round of talks held on December 30, the government and farmers had agreed on an environment law and the Electricity Act.
After this, the farmers are adamant on repealing the laws and enacting laws on minimum support price (MSP). In such a situation, no solution could be found during the talks.