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Another meeting between government, farmers tomorrow … Is a solution on the cards?

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Manish Kumar, New Delhi: Tomorrow will be the 9th round of meeting between the government and farmer representatives on the 44th day of the farmers’ agitation against agricultural laws. 

This meeting will be held at 2 pm at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It is hoped that there will be some agreement between the two sides in this meeting.

Earlier on January 4, the eighth round of meetings was held between the representatives of the government and farmers’ organizations. However, in that meeting also no agreement was reached between the two sides. 

While the farmers are still adamant on the demand for withdrawal of all the three laws, the government is also not ready to withdraw the laws. However, on the suggestion of the farmers representatives, the government seems to agree to some reforms.

After the eighth round of meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “I hope that during our next meeting we will have a meaningful discussion and we will come to a conclusion.” 

“We wanted the farmers unions to discuss three laws. The farmers remained adamant on their demands for repeal of union laws,” he added.

Farmers’ organizations are not ready for anything other than the repeal of the three laws.

Farmers’ organizations are not willing to come down to demand to repeal agricultural laws and guarantee the minimum support price (MSP).

Meanwhile, before the 9th round meeting, farmers took out a tractor rally today to increase the pressure on the government. The farmers said that this tactic rally is a rehearsal for a tractor parade on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26.

Today is the 43rd day of the farmers’ agitation against agricultural laws in the midst of a bitter winter. 

A large number of farmers have been blocking different borders of Delhi since November 26, demanding the repeal of the new agricultural laws. The farmers have blockaded many border points connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana including Singhu, Tikri, Palwal and Ghazipur.

The intermittent rain over the last few days amid the fierce cold wave has increased the agony of the farmers, who are agitating at different border points connecting Delhi to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Amidst the rains, a large number of farmers have blocked the borders of Delhi.

Eight rounds of meetings have been held between the government and farmer representatives, but no solution has been found so far. On January 4, there was an eighth round meeting between the government and the farmers, but no result was reached in this meeting.

Since there is no solution to the issue among them, the anger among the farmers is gradually increasing.

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