Farmers, who proceed to steer protests in opposition to new farm legal guidelines sustaining their stand that they need new laws to be repealed, on Thursday warned the Centre for an additional tractor march on Republic Day (January 26).
“We will participate in the parade on 26th January. The tanks will be on one side and the tractors on the other. Today’s rally was good. People will come to Delhi in large numbers on that day too to take part in the parade,” stated Rakesh Tikat, spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union.
Meanwhile, talking on the deadlock, Punjab BJP chief Surjit Kumar Jyani who met Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday stated, “Government is ready to listen but farmers are being stubborn. Law & order in Punjab is ruined. Sit-in protests are being done outside houses of our workers. The language being used and the kind of hooliganism in Punjab — we talked about it.”
He additional added that the federal government is able to fulfil all of the calls for of farmers. But farmers are actually saying that the legal guidelines be repealed. Why are they saying that? I feel farmer unions do not desire a resolution. I feel their plan is one thing else
The developments have come only a earlier than the eighth round of talks. The authorities and the farmer unions caught to their respective positions on Thursday — the agitating farmers took out tractor rallies to press their demand for rollback of new agri legal guidelines and the Centre asserted it is able to think about any proposal other than their repeal.
Rumours of some states allowed to opt-out of Central legal guidelines doing rounds
As either side regarded for a decision to the over one-month-long impasse, rumours about some states being allowed to opt-out of the central legal guidelines began doing the rounds, however the agitating unions stated that they had not acquired any such proposal from the federal government.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar too answered within the unfavorable when he was requested by reporters if there was any proposal to offer state governments the liberty to implement the brand new legal guidelines.
Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal main talks with farmers
Tomar, together with Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, has been main the federal government’s negotiations with 40 protesting farmer union leaders. The newest round of talks to be held at Vigyan Bhavan at 2PM on Friday is essential because the earlier assembly on January 4 remained inconclusive with either side sticking to their positions.
There was some breakthrough within the sixth round of talks on December 30 when the federal government conceded to 2 calls for of the agitating farmers pertaining to energy subsidy and stubble burning. The earlier rounds of talks had didn’t make any headway.
Farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakka, a senior member of the Samkyukt Kisan Morch, stated that unions haven’t acquired any proposal for permitting some states to opt-out and asserted that they’ll reject the identical whether it is despatched to them.
“I want to make it clear that Samkyukt Kisan Morcha has not received any proposal on allowing states to opt out of the three farm laws. We will not accept anything less than the repeal of three agriculture laws and a legal guarantee on minimum support price for our crops,” Kakka instructed PTI.
“If it is true (about any such proposal), it is a divide and rule strategy by the government,” the farmer chief additionally stated.
The Samkyukt Kisan Morch is an umbrella physique of round 40 farmer unions protesting at a number of Delhi border factors for the final 43 days in opposition to the brand new agri legal guidelines.
Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) chief Joginder Singh Ugrahan, who can be a senior member of the Morcha, denied receiving any proposal from the federal government.
“We have not got anything (any new proposal) from the government,” Ugrahan instructed PTI.
During an interplay by way of Facebook, Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav, who’s actively taking part within the ongoing protest in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines, accused the federal government of “fuelling such rumours”. “It is being discussed in the media that the government has sent a proposal to farmer unions. We have not received any proposal from the government’s side,” Yadav stated.
Earlier within the day, famend non secular chief Baba Lakha met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, even because the latter denied giving any proposal to the previous. Tomar stated that the federal government is able to think about any proposal other than repeal of three farm legal guidelines, the important thing demand of the protesting farmers.
“I cannot say, I cannot say anything right now. In fact, it depends on what issues that will come up for discussion in the meeting,” Tomar stated when requested in regards to the doubtless final result of the January 8 assembly.
(With inputs from PTI)