Agri talks between HM and farmers cancelled , leaders stick to repeal farm laws for further talks.
A delegation of opposition parties including Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Left leaders on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind seeking repeal of the three farm laws against which thousands of farmers have been protesting on various borders of the national capital.
The five-member delegation of opposition leaders included Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India general secretary D Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazagham leader TKS Elangovan, besides Gandhi and Pawar
Home Minister Amit Shah in Tuesday night’s meeting with 13 union leaders had said the government would send a draft proposal on key issues raised by the farmers regarding the three farm laws, even though the meeting had failed to break the ice with farm union leaders who are insisting for repealing these laws.
The sixth round of talks between the government and farm union leaders, which was scheduled for Wednesday morning, has also been cancelled.
As thousands of farmers continue to protest at various borders of the national capital demanding the repeal of three new farm laws, the government on Wednesday proposed to give a “written assurance” that the existing Minimum Support Price regime for procurement will continue.
We reject the government’s proposals: Darshan Pal, President of Krantikari Kisan Union at Singhu Delhi-Haryana border
‘We will continue the protests till the time the Govt does not roll back all 3 laws.’
Farmers Union leaders pledge in a joint press conference at Singhu Border
The farmers’ unions rejected the proposal and said they would intensify their agitation until the government accepts their demand for a complete repeal of the three laws.
The government also proposed to make necessary amendments on at least seven issues, including one to allay fears about the weakening of the mandi system