Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday reiterated that the Central government was ready to talk to farmers protesting against farm laws 2020. He said that the gathering of will not lead to revocation of the legislations.
The Agriculture Minister urged the protesting farmers to tell the government which provisions in farm laws 2020 are anti- farmers.
He said that the government held 12 rounds of talks with the farmer unions, but decisions could only be taken when objections (over the new farm laws) would be pointed out.
The farmers’ union should tell as to what was anti-farmer in the farm laws 2020, he added.
“You say repeal farm laws… It doesn’t happen that crowd gathers and the laws get repealed,” Narendra Singh Tomar said.
Farmer unions should tell what provisions are against the farmers, he said, adding that the government was ready to understand this and make amendments. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself said this.
He further said that the farmers’ union should make it clear which provisions were creating problems to them.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting against Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.