Farmers should leave the path of agitation, opt for dialogue: Narendra Singh Tomar

By Rajan Nath - September 27, 2021 6:09 am

Farmers' protest: Ahead of farmers' Bharat Bandh call, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said farmers should leave the path of agitation and opt for dialogue.

While speaking at a programme at Agriculture College in Gwalior, Narendra Singh Tomar said, "I would like to appeal to farmers to leave the path of agitation and follow the path of dialogue. The government is ready to consider the objections raised by them."

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"There have been several discussions earlier. If there is anything left, the government is definitely ready to talk. The union minister emphasised that farmers' protest should not become a political issue." he added.

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"Farmers movement should not be mixed with politics. Farmer belongs to all. The government has negotiated with the farmers union very sensitively and is ready to do so in future also," added Tomar.

Meanwhile, the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, has called a Bharat Bandh on September 27 to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws.

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SKM has said that the nationwide strike will be observed from 6 am to 4 pm on Monday. During this period, all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and functions will be closed throughout the country, the SKM said.

However, exemptions to the bandh include all emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies.

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