Kundan Singh, New Delhi: On the 44th day of the farmers’ agitation against agricultural laws, the 9th round meeting will be held between the government and farmer representatives today.
This meeting will be held at 2 pm in Vigyan Bhawan. 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 on 4 April. 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 agricultural laws. However, on the suggestion of the farmers representatives, the government seems to have agreed 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 demand of repeal of the agricultural laws.”
Meanwhile, before the 9th round meeting, farmers took out a tractor rally today to increase the pressure on the government. Also, they say that this tactic rally is a rehearsal ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26.
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.
Till now eight rounds of negotiations have been held between the government and the farmers, but all the efforts have been inconclusive.
At present, there is no solution to the issue. Negotiations also took place between the government and the farmers, but all efforts were inconclusive. The farmers are demanding complete removal of three new agricultural laws.
The farmers’ organizations are not willing to scale down their demands of a repeal of the agricultural laws and guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) system.
Seeing that there is no solution to the issue among them, the anger among the farmers is gradually increasing.