Today is the 58th day of the Farmers’ Protest on the borders of Delhi. The 11th round of meeting between representatives of farmers’ organizations and government is to be held today i.e. on Friday. Farmers are currently adamant on taking out the tractor march on 26 January. Meanwhile, out of about 32 farmer organizations that are negotiating with the government, 15 farmers organizations have agreed to accept the government’s proposal.
According to the media report, there was a conversation between the farmers’ organizations on Thursday. Buta Singh, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Manch, said that 15 of the 32 farmer organizations have agreed to accept the government’s proposal. While 17 farmers union has rejected the government’s proposal.
In fact, after a meeting with the government on Wednesday, a meeting of farmer organizations took place on Thursday. The leaders of 32 farmers associations discussed the government’s proposal. The government had proposed to form a committee of farmers associations and postpone the agricultural law for one and a half years.
11th round of talks with the government today
Thousands of farmers have been demonstrating on the borders of Delhi for the last two months. They are demanding the repeal of new agricultural laws. The protesting farmers allege that these laws will eliminate the mandi system and procurement system on MSP and farmers will have to be at the ‘grace’ of the big corporate houses. However, the government has dismissed these fears. The 11th round of government meeting with farmers will be held on 22 January.
Farmers will hold rally on January 26
Farmers have said that this rally will be taken out on the outer ring road of the national capital on 26 January. After the meeting between the police and farmer organizations, leader of ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’ Yogendra Yadav said that the police wanted the farmers to take out their tractor rally outside Delhi. We will carry out our parade peacefully inside Delhi. At the same time, the police officers tried to convince the farmers’ organizations to take out the tractor rally on the Kundli-Manesar Palwal Express instead of the outer ring road.
The Supreme Court, while hearing petitions questioning the constitutional validity of the three agricultural laws, had recently banned the implementation of these laws. At the same time, a four-member committee was formed to give talks and legal opinion between the farmers and the government. But the very next day a member of the committee distanced himself from the committee. Now the government has also proposed to the farmers that by keeping the three laws postponed for one and a half years, a committee is ready to negotiate.