The protesting unions on Thursday turned down the government’s proposal to suspend all three agricultural laws. Along with this, there was also the matter of setting up a joint committee to find a solution to end the deadlock, which has been turned down. This was announced by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a joint organization of unions leading demonstrations at different borders in Delhi.
The statement issued by the Morcha said that the proposal put forward by the government in the Joint Kisan Morcha meeting on Thursday was turned down on Wednesday. The statement said that the Morcha pays tribute to those 143 farmers who have been martyred in this movement till now. These companions broke away from us while fighting this movement. Their sacrifice will not go in vain and they will not go without the return of these agricultural laws.
It further states that the demand for the complete withdrawal of the three Central Agricultural Laws and the implementation of the MSP law for all farmers is reiterated, which has demanded the movement.
The government had said to keep the laws on hold
In Wednesday’s meeting, the government proposed to amend the new agricultural laws, but the farmer leaders remained adamant on withdrawing the laws. Later, the government proposed to hold the new agricultural laws for 1-1.5 years and also talked about filing affidavits in the Supreme Court.
After the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said that the talks were moving in the right direction. There is a possibility of arriving at a solution on 22 January. In conversation with farmer organizations, we said that the government is ready to hold the new agricultural laws for one or one and a half years. I am happy that the farmer’s organizations have taken it very seriously and said that they will consider it on Thursday and will give their decision on 22 January.