Farmers' ultimatum, the government should summons a special session of Parliament to cancel all three agricultural laws
For seven days, the farmers who have been sitting on the Delhi border have adopted a strict attitude. A day before the talks with the government, the farmers' organizations called for a special session of Parliament to repeal the three laws. The farmers warned that if their demands are not met, they will block the rest of the way to Delhi. Farmers said, there will be a nationwide demonstration on December 5 and the players will return awards and honors on Monday. On the other hand, on Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal informed Home Minister Amit Shah about the third round of talks. Also, there was a long discussion on the fourth round of talks on Thursday.
The marathon meeting of farmer organizations on the Singhu Border formed a strategy on the progress of the movement, the attitude of the government, and the fourth round of meetings. Farmers' organizations said the government is trying to divide the movement. The organizations clarified the movement will be led by the United Kisan Morcha. He said, farmers, have made 10-page objections. It has to repeal all three major laws. If the government wants to talk, do it continuously. During this, the movement on the border of Delhi will continue. On December 5, the farmers will burn the effigy of the central government and corporates' houses. On December 7, the player and the second prize winner will return the award to the center. The soldiers have also decided to return the award. Leaders of 32 farmers' organizations attended this meeting. Among them was Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union.
Danger bells for the government: Chadhuni
Hats off to the players and jawans. The government considers this as an alarm bell. If our demands are not met then we will be forced to take more stringent measures. - Gurnam Singh Chadhuni, President, Haryana Bhartiya Kisan Union
The government will not make MSP part of the law
The central government made it clear that procurement at the minimum support price (MSP) would not be mandatory in the law. However, farmers will be given concrete assurance of the existence of mandis and the continuation of MSP. The proposals to persuade the farmers were discussed in a meeting with Tomar and Goyal at Shah's residence. After the meeting, Tomar indicated a new proposal on MSP and Mandis.
According to one Union Minister, the major reason for the agitation is confusion over MSP and Mandis. This is the biggest reason for the deadlock between the government and farmer organizations. There is a discussion on how to give confidence to the MSP to continue without being included in the law. The objections of the farmers are also being studied. Tomar said, there were twice as many purchases under the MSP in the Modi government as compared to the UPA government. The government wants to give an option to sell the crop in addition to the mandi. This will double the income of farmers
MSP was never part of the law: Tomar
After knowing the opinion of the farmers, the government will give its option. Will not make MSP part of the law. Neither was there before. MSP can be ensured even without the law. Will overcome the fears of farmers. The dispute is expected to be resolved soon. - Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister
Reasons for movement misunderstanding: NITI Aayog
The purpose of the laws is to increase the income of farmers. The movement is due to misunderstandings and inadequate access to farmers. These need to be overcome. - Rajiv Kumar, Deputy Chairman NITI Aayog
Now trucks threaten to strike
The All India Motor Transport Congress threatened a strike of trucks on 8 December if the farmers' demands were not met.
Youth Congress activist in the siege of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh in police custody.
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, associated with the Sangh, said, the government should remove the fears of the farmers. There is scope for reform in the law.
Farmers' letter to Agriculture Minister - Government is running the agenda to divide our unity
Farmers' organizations have accused the government of splitting the movement. In a letter to the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar after the farmers' organizations meeting on Wednesday, the farmers have alleged that the government is running an agenda to divide our unity.
In a letter written just a day before the fourth phase of talks, the farmers have called the government to call a special session of Parliament and demand the repeal of the three laws. It says that the movement is being led by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha Coordination Committee. The representatives decided by the committee will be involved in the negotiations on behalf of the farmers, it cannot be decided by the government. With this, it has been said that whatever the government wants to talk about will be with the representatives of the committee. Other than this, parallel talks should not be held. Farmers have said that we rejected the government's proposal to form a committee because earlier such efforts were also unsuccessful. The government wants to use it as a tool.