Farmers protest new update : Center gives written assurance to farmers on crop prices. The Central Government has given a written proposal to the farmer leaders, which states that the MSP i.e. the minimum support price will remain in the new agricultural laws. At the same time, there has been a demand from the farmers that the government should withdraw these laws. Farmers’ organizations had said that they would take a decision on the proposal from the government. Earlier on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah also called a meeting with farmer leaders, but that too was fruitless. The farmers are strictly adamant on their demand.
The central government has sent a proposal to the farmers, in which the amendments that the government wants to bring, have been mentioned in writing. The government has also assured to make major changes in the mandi system and the APMC Act. According to the government’s proposal, the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 will not be brought. The farmers had said that this law is against their interest, while the government argued that it was bringing this law to monitor the sharing of power.
Farmers protest new update
Earlier, sources had said that the central government can give proposals in writing with amendment in its laws to the farmer leaders. Sources said that major changes can be made in the mandi system and APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) law. The government, which agreed to give the MSP in writing, has said in this proposal that it will not make any changes in the Electricity Amendment Bill as well. At the same time, farmers can be given the option of going to civil court.
It states that the state government can be empowered to make rules for the registration of traders. Apart from this, a provision can be brought by amending the Act so that the state government can implement the registration of private mandis. There has been a meeting of farmer leaders on the Singhu border. Farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, ‘We are preparing our strategy in the meeting and will decide on the proposal of the Center.
Farmers will not go back. This is a matter of his honor. Will the government not withdraw these laws? Will autocracy be shown? If the government is stubborn then the farmers are also stubborn? They have to withdraw the laws.
It is likely that the representatives of 24 political parties can meet President Ramnath Kovind today. There are chances of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Chief Sharad Pawar, CPM’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and TR Balu in this division. Today, a large meeting was to be held between the leaders of Haryana and Punjab Farmers ‘Organization on the Tikari Border, to discuss the farmers’ organizations of Haryana who met the government and thanked them for the agricultural bill.
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