LAST UPDATED: Dec. 20, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
Manish Kumar, New Delhi: There is currently no solution to the ongoing deadlock in the farmers’ protest against the new agricultural laws and the government’s stand on the issue.
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.
Meanwhile, on the behalf of the protesting farmers, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday.
In the open letter the protesting farmers expressed their displeasure over allegations of misleading the opposition. This letter written by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) is in response to the allegations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the letter of the Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar.
In separate letters written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Hindi, the AIKSCC has said that it is wrong for the government to believe that the opposition parties are behind the farmers’ movement. This letter has been written at a time when the Prime Minister had a day earlier accused the opposition parties of misleading the farmers on three agricultural laws.
The AIKSCC has written in its letter that ‘no demand of any of the agitation organizations and groups agitating is connected with any political party’. At the same time, in an open letter written to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the farmers organization has alleged that there are flaws in all three agricultural laws. The AIKSCC has alleged that the Agriculture Minister was distracting from the main issue in the talks.
Earlier on Thursday, in an open letter to farmers, Agriculture Minister Tomar had accused the Congress and other opposition parties of spreading lies about new agricultural laws. He had appealed to the farmers not to get caught in these lies and said that the Center is ready to address all their concerns.