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Farmer union leaders reject Centre's offer to set up committee; talks remain inconclusive over new agriculture laws

Farmer union leaders reject Centre’s offer to set up committee; talks remain inconclusive over new agriculture laws

Amid huge farmer protests within the nationwide capital over the agriculture regulation, a gathering was held between farmer union leaders and the Centre on Tuesday throughout which the federal government provided establishing a committee. However, the representatives of 35 agitating organisations rejected the Centre’s provide throughout their marathon assembly with three union ministers.

Speaking to Zee News, after the assembly, the farmer leaders stated, “Most of the farmer leaders have opposed the government’s proposal to form a committee and told them that their protests will continue till the government does not withdraw the law.”

During the deliberations, Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar proposed to represent an professional committee to place forth the problems of farmers in order to resolve them with mutual consent however “the representative of the Farmers Union suggested that all the representatives will attend a further round of discussions with the government to resolve the matter amicably”. 

The Centre, in the course of the interplay, instructed the representatives of Farmers Union to establish the particular points associated to Farm Reform Acts and share with the federal government on December 2 (Wednesday) for consideration. These points shall be mentioned in the course of the fourth spherical of assembly to be held on December 3 (Thursday).

An official launch stated, “It was assured that the Government of India is always committed to protecting the interest of farmers and is always open for discussions for farmers’ welfare.”

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Railways & Commerce Piyush Goyal and Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industries Som Prakash interacted with the representatives of Farmers Organizations of Punjab at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

They once more defined the advantages of Farm Reform Acts to the representatives of the Farmers’ Unions. Various points associated to Farm Reform Acts have been mentioned at size and talks have been held in a cordial ambiance.  

The Agriculture Minister cordially welcomed the representatives of Farmers Organizations of Punjab and emphasised that the federal government is absolutely dedicated in the direction of the welfare of farmers and agriculture growth is at all times on the highest precedence for the federal government.

However, one other spherical of assembly bought underway later within the night on the Agriculture Ministry with representatives of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), information company PTI reported quoting officers. BKU chief Naresh Tikait additionally stated one other delegation of farmer leaders was assembly the federal government at 7 pm. He stated points aside from the lately enacted farm legal guidelines are additionally more likely to be mentioned, and talked about energy tariffs for farmers among the many possible speaking factors.

The assembly was anticipated to be attended by representatives from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Uttarakhand, Tikait advised reporters on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border whereas on his means for the assembly. This assembly started quickly after the top of the primary one with a a lot bigger group at Vigyan Bhawan, the place the farmer representatives have been unanimous in in search of repeal of the three legal guidelines that they’ve been terming as being in opposition to the curiosity of the farm group.

The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the Centre’s farm legal guidelines would pave the way in which for the dismantling of the minimal help worth system, leaving them on the mercy of huge corporates. The authorities has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will deliver farmers higher alternatives and usher in new applied sciences in agriculture.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) is likely one of the largest blocks of farmers who’ve been protesting in opposition to the brand new legal guidelines. Heavy safety preparations have been in place across the assembly venue. Hours earlier than the assembly, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Tomar and Goyal, together with BJP chief J P Nadda, had held marathon discussions over the farmers’ protest in opposition to the Centre’s new agriculture reform legal guidelines.

Peaceful sit-ins by farmers, largely from Punjab and Haryana, continued on the Singhu and Tikri borders with no untoward incident reported after Friday’s violence, whereas the numbers of protestors swelled on the Ghazipur border on Monday. The opposition events too stepped up the stress, asking the Centre to “respect the democratic struggle” of the farmers and repeal the legal guidelines.

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An earlier assembly on November 13 had failed to provide any breakthrough and the subsequent one was initially scheduled for December 3, nevertheless it bought superior as a result of ongoing protests on Delhi borders. 

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