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    Farmers’ protest | Farmers to attend ninth round of talks with government without ‘much hope’


    Farmers’ protest|Farmers to attend ninth round of talks with government without ‘much hope’

    Government hopeful of favorable discussions; Supreme Court-appointed committee member says panel prepared to go to object sites to talk to farmers.

    A farmer rests inside a temporary shelter throughout their protest at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on January 14, 2021.|Image Credit:



    Federal government hopeful of positive conversations; Supreme Court-appointed committee member states panel ready to go to oppose sites to speak with farmers.

    Protesting farmer leaders on January 14 said they will participate in the ninth round of talks with the federal government amidst sign that it might be the last such conference with the Centre, but added that they do not have much hope as they will not opt for anything less than the repeal of the contentious farm laws

    Since a Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws is most likely to hold its first conference on January 19, the conference on January 15 in between with the federal government and the unions may be the last one.

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    Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) Joginder Singh Ugrahan told PTI, “We are going to hold talks with the federal government tomorrow. We do not have much hope from the Friday conference as the government will mention the SC-appointed panel. The federal government does not have good intention to solve our issues.” Mr. Ugrahan stated that the unions do not want any committee, adding “we just desire a complete repeal of 3 farm laws and legal guarantee on minimum assistance cost for our crops”. He said that farmers will not abort their demonstration up until their demands are satisfied.

    Another farmer leader, Abhimanyu Kohar, said that government understands that the court can not reverse the laws and included that the Centre must stop having fun with the beliefs of farmers who have been camping at several Delhi borders since November 28.

    He stated that forming a committee is not an option, adding that the brand-new farm laws have been enacted by Parliament and the court can refrain from doing much.

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    Federal government confident

    While the previous 8 rounds of negotiations have stopped working to end the protests continuing for numerous weeks on different borders of the national capital, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated earlier in the day that the federal government is hopeful of favorable discussions at the set up January 15 meeting.

    ‘ Supreme Court-appointed panel all set to go to protest websites’

    In an interview to PTI, Anil Ghanwat, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed committee, said that the panel will have no “ego or status problem” if it needs to go to farmers’ demonstration websites to speak with them.

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    On the government holding parallel talks with protesting farmers scheduled for January 15, Mr. Ghanwat stated, “I think this will be their last conference with the federal government. They will say henceforth you (farmers) need to sit with the committee, which will offer a report to the Supreme Court.” Asked about objecting farmers’ aversion to participate in the committee procedures, he stated, “We will go prior to them. We are their bros. We have collaborated in the past. We will connect to them, sit with them and talk about the concern. There is no issue.” The farmer unions have been maintaining that they were ready to go to the scheduled talks with the federal government, even as they have actually stated they do not wish to appear prior to the court-appointed panel and have actually likewise questioned its composition.

    Previously in the day, Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann stated he is recusing himself from the four-member committee.

    Farmer unions and opposition celebrations had called it a “pro-government” panel, firmly insisting that its members have actually been in favour of the three laws in the past.

    ( the headline, this story has not been released by Crucial India News staff and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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