‘Practice session’ for Jan 26 ‘Kisan Parade’, Farmers’ Tractor March in Delhi Before 8th Round of Talks with Centre
New Delhi/Chandigarh: A day before the eighth round of talks, the federal government and the farmer unions stayed with their particular positions on Thursday– the agitating farmers took out tractor rallies to push their demand for rollback of new agri laws and the Centre asserted it is prepared to think about any proposition other than their repeal. As both sides looked for a resolution to the over one-month-long deadlock, rumours about some states being permitted to opt out of the central laws began doing the rounds, but the agitating unions said they had not received any such proposition from the federal government.
Union Farming Minister Narendra Singh Tomar too addressed in the unfavorable when he was asked by press reporters if there was any proposition to give state governments the liberty to execute the brand-new laws. Tomar, together with Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, has actually been leading the federal government’s settlements with 40 objecting farmer union leaders.
The most recent round of talks to be held at Vigyan Bhavan at 2PM on Friday is important as the previous meeting on January 4 stayed undetermined with both sides staying with their positions. There was some advancement in the sixth round of talks on December 30 when the government conceded to two needs of the agitating farmers referring to power aid and stubble burning. The previous rounds of talks had failed to make any headway. Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka, a senior member of the Samkyukt Kisan Morch, said that unions have actually not received any proposition for enabling some states to pull out and asserted that they will reject the exact same if it is sent out to them.
” I desire to make it clear that Samkyukt Kisan Morcha has actually not gotten any proposition on allowing states to opt out of the three farm laws. We will not accept anything less than the repeal of three farming laws and a legal guarantee on minimum assistance price for our crops,” Kakka informed PTI. “If it holds true (about any such proposition), it is a divide and rule technique by the government,” the farmer leader likewise said.
The Samkyukt Kisan Morch is an umbrella body of around 40 farmer unions protesting at several Delhi border points for the last 43 days versus the new agri laws. Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) primary Joginder Singh Ugrahan, who is also a senior member of the Morcha, rejected receiving any proposal from the federal government.
” We have actually not got anything (any new proposal) from the government,” Ugrahan told PTI. Throughout an interaction through Facebook, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, who is actively getting involved in the ongoing protest against the brand-new farm laws, accused the government of “fuelling such rumours”.
” It is being talked about in the media that the government has actually sent out a proposition to farmer unions. We have actually not received any proposition from the government’s side,” Yadav stated. Earlier in the day, prominent spiritual leader Baba Lakha met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, even as the latter denied providing any proposition to the former.
Tomar said that the federal government is all set to think about any proposal other than repeal of 3 farm laws, the key demand of the objecting farmers. “I can not say “I can not say anything today. In truth, it depends upon what concerns that will turn up for conversation in the conference,” Tomar informed reporters when asked about the likely result of the January 8 meeting.
Punjab BJP leaders Surjit Kumar Jyani and Harjit Singh Grewal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Thursday. After the conference, Jyani told press reporters that the farmer unions should not be adamant on their demand for repeal of the 3 farm laws.
He likewise declared that Left leaders have actually entered into the motion and do not desire the matter to be resolved. Grewal asserted that the federal government is prepared for everything that remains in farmers’ interest.
Countless farmers on Thursday secured tractor marches from demonstration websites of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders and Haryana’s Rewasan as the agitating unions asserted they would not accept the Centre’s deal of modifications to the 3 farm laws. According to the objecting farm unions, these marches were a “rehearsal” for their proposed January 26 “Kisan parade” to the nationwide capital from various parts of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
The tractor marches began from four various points– Singhu to Tikri Border, Tikri to Kundli, Ghazipur to Palwal and Rewasan to Palwal. The opposing unions claimed the marches were “a grand success”.
Enacted in September, the three farm laws have been predicted by the Centre as significant reforms in the agriculture sector that will get rid of the intermediaries and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the nation. Nevertheless, the objecting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the method for eliminating the security cushion of the MSP and do away with the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the grace of big corporates.
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