On agricultural laws central government And the fourth round of talks between the farmers was also inconclusive. After this seven-hour meeting on Thursday, the farmers’ organizations said that the government offered them an amendment in the laws, but they approved nothing less than the withdrawal of the laws.
Farmer leader said – Government on backfoot
After the meeting, All India Kisan Sabha leader Balkaran Singh Brar said, “The government suggested an amendment to all three laws. But the farmers’ organizations unanimously said that all three laws should be withdrawn. The government assured that they would New legislation on support price (MSP). ”
Maharashtra Farmer leader of Shankar Darekar said that the government has to show that it is on the backfoot to get ready for the amendment.
“If the government does not agree to withdraw the law, we will not attend the next meeting”
Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (Dakauda) said on the matter, “We will ask the government on Friday whether they will repeal the laws or not and if they refuse we will not attend the December 5 meeting.”
Agriculture Minister said – will consider giving more legal rights to farmers
At the same time, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said after the meeting that the government will consider giving more legal rights to the farmers and they have been assured on the MSP. Some people are skeptical about the minimum support price (MSP). I want to reiterate that the MSP system will continue. ”
He said, “The farmers are worried that the new legislation will eliminate government mandis. The Indian government will consider that government mandis should be empowered.”
Government ready to consider the demands of farmers- Tomar
Tomar also said that SDM courts have been provided in the new laws, but farmers feel that SDM court is lower court and they should be allowed to go to court. The government will consider this demand.
In the meeting, the farmers also expressed their concerns about an ordinance and electricity law regarding stubble. He said that the government is ready to talk on these issues as well.
Cause of dispute
What is the whole matter of agricultural laws?
The Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector, including making provisions for procurement outside the 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).
Farmers have been on the roads since many days
Many states, especially those against these laws, Punjab And farmers of Haryana, since 25 November Delhi The march is out and all attempts by the Haryana Police to stop them from reaching Delhi have failed.
Meanwhile, to convince the farmers, the central government has also held four rounds of meetings with them, although all these Meetings inconclusive And farmers are adamant on their demand to withdraw the laws.