Government bowed down in talks with farmers: Center is not ready to implement agriculture law for one and half year, farmers will reply to this proposal on January 22


Posted on 21st Jan 2021 02:16 pm by rohit kumar

In the 11th round of talks with the farmers, the government looked somewhat bowed down. The Center on Wednesday gave two proposals to the farmer leaders. The Center proposed to the farmers that agricultural laws will not be enforced for a year and a half and they are ready to present an affidavit in this regard in the court. Besides, a new committee will be formed to negotiate the MSP. The committee will give its opinion, then the MSP and laws will be decided.

 

However, farmer leaders are adamant about the withdrawal of laws. The next meeting between the farmers and the government will be held on 22 January and the farmers will give their reply to the proposal in this meeting. The farmers have made it clear that there will be a tractor rally on 26 January.

 

Agriculture Minister said - hope for solution in 22 January meeting

Narendra Singh Tomar said, 'There have been many soft and hot rounds of talks. Our proposal has been taken seriously by the farmers. I think there is a possibility of a solution on the 22nd. We have proposed to the farmers, because the movement is over and the farmers who are in trouble, go to their homes. The committee formed by the Supreme Court is doing its work. The government also has direct responsibility for the conditions created by the farmers and the peasant movement and under this we are moving the process forward. India's democracy will win when the agitation ends and the farmers return home.

 

Farmers object to NIA's action

In Vigyan Bhavan, when Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal started talking to the leaders of 40 farmer organizations, the farmers only raised the demand for withdrawal of the law. During the lunch, the farmers said that the government is not negotiating our major demands. When we talked about the discussion on MSP, the Center raised the issue of laws. Farmer leaders also opposed sending notices on behalf of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the people associated with the movement. The organizations said that the NIA is being used to harass farmers. On this, the government replied that if you see such an innocent farmer, then you give a list, we will see this matter immediately.

 

2 more farmers died at Tikri border

The elderly farmer Dhanna Singh, who was involved in demonstrations at the Tiki border, died on Wednesday, the cause of death has not yet been revealed. Meanwhile, 42-year-old farmer Jai Bhagwan Rana also died. Rana, who hails from Rohtak district, ate sulfas on Tuesday. He was involved in a demonstration at the Tiki border. Rana wrote in the suicide note - Now this movement is no longer a battle of issues.

 

Expert committee's first meeting with farmers tomorrow

On Tuesday, 3 members of the committee formed by the Supreme Court to resolve the issue of agricultural laws held the first meeting in Delhi. It considered further processing, how and when meetings would be held, how to take suggestions, and to prepare reports. According to the committee, on January 21, the committee will meet with farmer organizations. Farmers who will not come will also visit them. A portal has been created for taking online suggestions. Farmers' suggestions will be taken by 15 March.

 

Earlier, the petition was heard in the Supreme Court on the plea to change the committee members citing personal opinion in favor of laws. Chief Justice SA Bobde said that a person cannot be disqualified for being a member of the committee due to his earlier views.

 

What happened in the last 10 meetings between the farmers and the government?

 

First round: 14 October

What happened: Agriculture Secretary Narendra Singh Tomar replaced Agriculture Secretary in the meeting. Farmers' organizations boycotted the meeting. He wanted to talk to the Agriculture Minister only.

 

Second round: 13 November

What happened: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held a meeting with farmer organizations. The conversation lasted for 7 hours but did not yield any results.

 

Third Round: December 1

What happened: Talked for three hours. The government suggested forming an expert committee, but the farmers' organizations remained adamant about repealing all the three laws.

 

Fourth round: 3 December

What happened: The conversation lasted for 7 and a half hours. The government promised that there would be no tampering with the MSP. Farmers said that the government should cancel the three laws along with the guarantee on MSP.

 

5th round: 5th December

What happened: The government agreed to give a written guarantee on MSP, but the farmers clearly said that the government should answer yes or no if the law is repealed.

 

6th Round: 8 December

What happened: Home Minister Amit Shah met on the day of Bharat Bandh. The next day the government proposed 22 pages, but the peasant organizations turned it down.

 

7th round: 30 December

What happened: Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal held a meeting with 40 representatives of farmer organizations. Differences persisted on two issues, but two were agreed upon.

 

8th round: 4th January

What happened: In the meeting that lasted 4 hours, the farmers were adamant on the demand for withdrawal of the law. After the meeting was over, the Agriculture Minister said that the clap rings with both hands.

 

9th Round: 8 January

What Happened: The conversation remained inconclusive. The farmers took a stance in the meeting. Farmer leaders also put up posters in the meeting, which was written in Gurmukhi - Will die or win. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also admitted that the matter is stuck on 50% of the issues.

 

10th round: 15 January

What happened: The meeting lasted for about 4 hours. The farmers were adamant about returning the law. While appealing to farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that we have accepted some of your demands. Instead of sticking to the same demand for withdrawal of law, you should also accept some things of the government.

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