All-party meeting by PM Modi: Amid farmers protest at Delhi borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told the all-party meeting that the Centre’s proposal to farmers — regarding suspension of farm laws 2020 — still stands.
The news agency ANI quoted sources as saying that PM Narendra Modi said that “Government’s proposal still stands.” Centre’s proposal regarding suspension of farm laws 2020 was given to farmers on January 22. However, the farmers had denied to accept any such proposal and demanded the repeal of farm laws 2020.
In an all-party meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut, and SAD’s Balwinder Singh Bhunder spoke at length on farmers protest at Delhi borders.
PM Modi told the meeting that he wanted to reiterate what Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told farmers.
He (Tomar) said – we’ve not reached to consensus but we’re giving you (farmers) the offer and you may go and deliberate, PM said.
PM also said that the Central Government has been continuously trying to resolve issues of protesting farmers through talks.
The farmers’ protest at Delhi borders entered 66th day 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.