In protest of the three new agricultural laws, thousands of farmer organizations agitating near the Delhi borders asked the central government to decide the date for the next round of negotiations. Farmers’ organizations said this after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to them to end the agitation from the Rajya Sabha on Monday and invited them for talks.
However, farmers’ organizations have objected to Prime Minister Modi’s remarks in the Rajya Sabha that a new “breed” of agitators has emerged in the country, which is called “Movement GV”. He said that the movement has an important role in democracy. Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kaka, senior member of United Kisan Morcha, said that they are ready for the next round of talks and the government should tell the date and time of the meeting.
Kaka told the news agency ‘PTI’, “We have never denied talks with the government. Whenever the government called for talks, we talked to the Union ministers. We (the government) are ready for talks with them. ”There have been 11 rounds of talks on the controversial agricultural laws, but the deadlock remains as the farmers’ organizations withdraw all the three laws and provide legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP). But are adamant
In the previous round of talks, the government had offered to keep the laws suspended for 12 to 18 months but the farmers organizations rejected it. Taking part in the discussion on the President’s address to the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Modi assured the farmers that the mandis will be modernized. He said, “Not only this, the MSP continues and will continue.”
Modi appealed to the farmers to end the agitation, saying, “They (agitators) should withdraw the agitation and we will sit together and find a solution and the doors of dialogue are open.” I invite him again for talks from this house. “Farmer leader and member of United Kisan Morcha Abhimanyu Kohar said that the government has already said” hundreds of times “that the MSP is and will continue.
Kohad told PTI, “If the government claims that the MSP will continue then why is it not providing legal guarantee on the minimum support price.” He said that the farmers’ organizations are ready for talks, but the formal invitation should meet. The farmer leader said, “Any issue can be resolved through proper dialogue. We are ready in principle to resume the dialogue. ”
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