Kundan Singh, New Delhi: Today is the 10th day of the farmers' agitation against agricultural laws.
A meeting between the government and farmer leaders will be held once again today to resolve this issue. This meeting will be held at 2 pm in Vigyan Bhawan.
While the farmers are adamant on repealing all three agricultural laws, the government's attitude has also softened due to the farmers' agitation. The government wants to end this agitation of farmers as soon as possible by making some amendments in this law.
So far, four rounds of meetings have been held between the Central Government and the farmer leaders to suggest this issue, but no consensus has been reached. The meeting of the agitating farmers' delegation with three Union Ministers led by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 2 December was also inconclusive. The meeting lasted for about eight hours but no throats could be resolved.
It is being said that in this meeting, the farmer leaders were adamant on their demand to repeal the new agricultural laws.
However, the government said that the meeting was positive. According to the information from the sources, there are such indications in the talks between the farmers and the government that the government will try to make APMC more powerful and expand its scope. The MSP will continue as before. How to further strengthen the MSP can be considered.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said after the meeting that the government is negotiating and the issue coming up during the discussion will definitely reach a solution.
"Therefore, I appeal to the farmers to end their agitation so that the people of Delhi do not have to face the problems which they are facing due to this movement," he said.
Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said the issue is about the complete withdrawal of laws.
"Not just one, but many issues will be discussed. The farmers want the laws to be withdrawn. The government wants to talk about the MSP and the amendments to the Acts. Tikait said, the government has hinted at MSP. It seems that his stand on MSP will be fine. The talks have made little progress," he
After the fourth round of talks with the government, farmer leader Harshwinder Singh said,"the ministers asked us to tell them the shortcomings in the new agricultural laws. So we said - there are shortcomings in your law. The whole bill is full of shortcomings."