Farmer Protest: Will the tractor parade get a green signal today? Meeting started between police and farmer leaders


Posted on 23rd Jan 2021 03:41 pm by rohit kumar

Protests by farmers on Delhi's borders over the new agricultural laws continue for the 59th day on Saturday. In the 11th round of meeting between the farmers' organizations and the government on Friday, no consensus could be reached due to both sides being adamant on their stand. Tractor parade on Republic Day may be held again today with farmer leaders and police officers. All the farmer leaders, including Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, said that on January 26, the tractor rally will be taken out as per the plan and the farmer unions have told the police that it is the responsibility of the government to maintain peace during this period.

 

 

- Delhi: Farmer leaders and police meeting begins at Mantram Farm House on tractor rally on Republic Day. Farmer leaders Gurnam Singh Chadhuni, Dr. Darshan Pal Singh, and Yogendra Yadav, Yudhveer Singh arrived to attend the meeting. Apart from UP Police, Haryana Police, Manish Chandra and Deepender Pathak from Delhi Police have reached the meeting.

 

Uttarakhand: A scuffle broke out between the farmers and the police while trying to stop the farmers marching up to the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun to protest against the agricultural laws. View of Lachhiwala of Haridwar Dehradun Road.

 

After Friday's meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that no consensus has been reached. Tomar said that despite the government putting options, the farmers' organizations remained adamant on withdrawing all the three laws. He said that the government is fully committed to the welfare of farmers. Tomar said that the government has urged the farmers to reconsider the government's proposals. He said that farmers' organizations can inform the government about their decision by tomorrow. The Agriculture Minister said that external forces are responsible for the stubborn attitude of the farmer leaders and it is difficult to find any solution when the sanctity of the movement is lost. Farmer leaders, however, said they would accept nothing less than the withdrawal of new agricultural laws.

 

Tomar expressed regret after the failure of the 11th round of talks and took a tough stance, alleging that some forces want to continue the movement due to their personal and political interests. Tomar told reporters after the meeting that several proposals have been made during the talks till now by the central government, including the implementation of the three agricultural laws, postponement of 12-18 months, and the formation of a committee to find solutions through discussion till then Farmers' organizations are adamant on rejecting these laws. He said that some forces want the farmers' movement to continue and no dialogue can produce any better result.

 

Significantly, the protests of the farmers in the areas bordering the capital continue on the 59th day on Saturday. Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and other states are protesting on the borders of Delhi. The performance began on 26 November. Farmers are demanding withdrawal of all three agrarian reform laws and giving legal status to the minimum support price.

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