Farmer leaders protesting against the agricultural laws said they would participate in the ninth round of talks with the government, but they did not expect much from the negotiations.
New Delhi| The agitation of farmers has been going on in Delhi for the last 50 days against the agricultural laws. Even after setting up the committee on behalf of the Supreme Court, the farmers are adamant on their demands and they are still continuing the demonstration. However, the government and the farmers will again be negotiating today amid the continuing agitation on the three agricultural laws.
The ninth round of talks will be held between the farmers and the government at Vigyan Bhawan at 12 noon today. However, farmer leaders do not expect that any solution will emerge from this conversation. At the same time, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hopes that the discussion will be positive.
Farmer leaders protesting against the agricultural laws said they would participate in the ninth round of talks with the government, but they did not expect much from the negotiations, as they would consider nothing less than the withdrawal of the disputed laws. Since the first meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed panel to end the deadlock on the issue of agricultural laws is likely to be held on January 19, it may be the last meeting between the central government and the farmers’ unions on Friday on this issue.
There has been no breakthrough in the earlier eight rounds of talks between the central government and farmer leaders. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said earlier in the day on Thursday that the government hopes that the meeting on Friday will yield some good results. Farmers’ organizations say they are willing to take part in scheduled negotiations with the government, but have refused to appear before a court-appointed panel and have also questioned its members.