The 11th round of meeting between the farmers’ organizations and the Union Government on agriculture laws will be held again today at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
There is a continuous rift between the farmers’ and Centre. Agriculture Minister Narinder Singh Tomar had proposed to the farmers to defer the agriculture laws for one and half to two years. However, the proposal was rejected by the farmers last evening.
The Centre said that a committee should be constituted which should include both the members of government and farmers, but the farmer leaders did not agree to the proposal.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court had refused to issue any order on the Kisan Tractor Parade. The apex court said the Delhi Police should decide on the farmers’ tractor parade. “This is a matter of law and order, we will not interfere in it,” the court said.
The Supreme court also mentioned that it could not ban farmers’ tractor parades or any demonstrations.
The agitation of farmers protesting against the agricultural laws has entered its 58th day today. While the farmers are adamant on repealing the three laws, the Centre is calling the new laws beneficial to the farmers. 10 round of talks between the farmers’ organizations and the government has been held so far but no result has come out.
The farmers’ leaders have stated that if the Government does not agree to repel the farm laws in today’s meeting as well, then they will again meet Delhi Police to discuss the tractor parade planned for 26th January 2020.
The farmers’ have been protesting at Delhi borders against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.