No Breakthrough : Farmers Reject Government Proposal, Want Repeal Of Three Laws , Vow To Intensify Stir

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In yet another setback towards an amicable solution to the farm laws furore, the agitating farmers have flatly rejected the government’s proposals. Darshan Pal, President of Krantikari Kisan Union at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) said the draft proposal was not acceptable and that they would block the Delhi-Jaipur highway by 12th December.

As thousands of farmers continue to protest at various borders of the national capital demanding the repeal of three new farm laws, the government on Wednesday proposed to give a “written assurance” that the existing Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime for procurement will continue.

The government also proposed to make necessary amendments on at least seven issues, including one to allay fears about the weakening of the mandi system.

In a draft proposal sent to 13 agitating farmer unions, the government also said it is ready to provide all necessary clarifications on their concerns about the new farm laws enacted in September, but it did not mention anything about the main demand of protesting farmers for the repeal of the laws.

The farmer unions were said to be discussing the proposals and there was no immediate reaction from them, except that they continue to stick to their main demand for repealing the laws.

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