Agriculture law: Central government meeting with farmers inconclusive, next talks on 8 January. The seventh round of talks between the central government and farmer leaders on the important issue of agricultural laws on Monday (Farmers Government Talks) was inconclusive. The next conversation between the two sides will take place on 8 January. During Monday’s talks, the farmer leaders were adamant on their demands. Only and only three agricultural laws were talked on behalf of the farmers. The farmers were repeatedly asked to repeal the three laws, while on behalf of the government, there was talk of reform.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the farmers that you should agree on reforms. According to the information, in the second round of talks, the government proposed talks on giving a ‘legal form’ of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) but the farmers union leaders refused to discuss it. He stood firm on his demand to repeal the agricultural law.
Agriculture law: Central government meeting with farmers
Talking to the media after the seventh round of talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar denied that the farmers union did not trust the government. He said that with the consent of the government and union, an eight-day meeting has been decided, which means that the farmers have faith in the government. He said that farmers also have a desire that the government should find a way and there should be a situation to end the movement.
The two important topics in the discussion were MSP and Law, overall the discussion was held in a good environment, both sides want the solution to be found. If the government has made a law, then it has been made keeping in mind the interest of farmers. We want that the way the union has objections, the government is ready to discuss this with an open mind.
Even before the meeting, the leaders of the farmers organizations had said that they would not put a new option in front of the government. In fact, in the last meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had requested the farmers’ organizations to give other options for their demand in relation to agricultural reform laws, which the government will consider. Farmer leaders involved in the last meeting had said that the government has indicated that it will not withdraw the agricultural laws. He described it as a long and complicated process.