Fifth meeting of talks between the Center and the farmer: The farmers rejected the government's proposal,now they need a concrete answer
For the last 10 days, the fifth meeting of talks between the delegation of farmers and the center has started in Vigyan Bhawan. It includes 40 representatives from the farmers and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, besides MPs from Punjab and State Finance Minister Som Prakash and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture. These farmers are demanding the withdrawal of three agricultural laws passed in the monsoon session of Parliament. The farmers have even said that they do not want to amend it but want to return completely.
During the ongoing discussion in the meeting, the farmers stood firm on the demand to repeal the law. It was proposed to amend the laws by the government which was rejected by the farmers. The delegation attending the meeting on behalf of the farmer clearly stated that there has been a lot of discussion in this matter, we need a written reply. A delegation of farmers coming to Vigyan Bhavan for the meeting brought food with them.
The fifth round of talks between the farmer leaders and the central government continues. The government has given a written answer to the highlights of the meeting. A 15-minute break was just taken between meetings.
The farmers said that they need a solution / commitment to their demand. He said that he does not want to discuss it further. Apart from this, the farmers said that they want to know the decision of the government on their demand.
During the meeting, the farmers' representatives asked the central government to give a written reply, point-wise to the previous meeting, for which the government agreed.
State President of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee Harjinder Singh Tanda said, 'We want complete withdrawal of laws. If the government does not meet our demands then we will continue the movement.
For this, the bus of farmer leaders who left from Singhu border reached Vigyan Bhawan. A farmer leader said, 'These laws should be repealed. If there is no result of the talks, India will be closed (on 8 December).
Prior to this, a high-level meeting with important Union ministers has been held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence to discuss the same issue. It included Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal.
#Delhi | #Farmer leaders, present at the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, have food that they had carried to the venue.— First India (@thefirstindia) December 5, 2020
A Kar Sewa vehicle that carried food for them arrived here earlier today. They'd got their own food even during 4th round of talks on Dec 3. pic.twitter.com/XmUjKCGx03