The talks between the Government and farmers seem to heading to no direction of resolution. In yet another setback the agitating farmers protesting against the controversial farm sector laws have rejected the government propsal to hold the farm laws for 1.5 years. The farmers are sticking to their demand right form the beginning- Repeal the three Laws.
The government had put forward the proposal at the 10th round of negotiations with the farmers’ unions.
“It’s been decided that no proposal of Govt will be accepted until & unless they repeal the laws. In tomorrow’s meet (with Govt) we’ll say that we’ve only one demand, repeal the laws & legally authorise MSP. All these have been unanimously decided” said Farmer leader Joginder S Ugrahan.
In another statement on similar lines, “In a full general body meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha today, the proposal put forth by the Govt y’day, was rejected. A full repeal of 3 laws and enacting legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement” said Samyukt Kisan Morcha.
The farmers had given no immediate reply. Several of them said that the government has become unnerved by their plans for a big tractor rally on Republic Day.
“PM shouldn’t test farmers anymore. Instead of siding with capitalists, mistake should be realised & apology should be made. Promises to farmers should be fulfilled & Swaminathan report should be implemented. They should bring MSP Bill in this Session itself” said Abhay Chautala, INLD