Farmers protest: While farmers have been protesting against the contentious farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that they were ready to talk if the Centre invites them.
Also, Rakesh Tikait said that the talks would resume from where they ended on January 22 and that the demands would remain unchanged.
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The government should invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) for talks, he said. “The talks would resume from the same point where it ended on January 22 and the demands were also the same,” he said.
The demands are crystal clear that include three ‘black’ farm laws to be repealed, a new law to be made to ensure MSP (minimum support price) for crops.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait’s remarks came in response to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij who urged Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to resume talks with protesting farmers as the coronavirus scare looms large.
Vij said that a surge in the coronavirus cases was seen across the country and the situation was turning bad in Haryana too. He also said that he was worried about the farmers protesting on the Delhi borders.
It may be recalled that the protesting farmers and the government had last met on January 22 but the deadlock continued.
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