NEW DELHI: Hardening theirs attitude on the three new land laws, peasant leaders on Tuesday said they would “make” a government repeal these legislations, and claimed their battle had reached a stage where they are “determined” to win it no matter what.
They said they would completely block the Chilla Limo between Delhi and Noida on Wednesday to press their demands.
Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, a peasant leader Jagjeet Dallewal said, “The government says ‘we will not repeal these laws’, we say we will make you comply with it.”
“The fight has reached a stage where we aim to win no matter what,” he said.
He also said, “We are not running away from negotiation, but the government must pay attention to our demands and present concrete proposals.”
Several other peasant leaders also addressed the press conference, and called on people to pay tribute on December 20 to those peasants who lost their lives during the ongoing protests.
Peasant leader Rishipal said one farmer has died daily on average since the protest began in the last week of November.
“A tribute day (Shraddhanjali Diwas) for all peasants who lost their lives and became martyrs in the ongoing protest will be organized across the country in villages and tehsil headquarters on December 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said another farmer. boss.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said farmers gathered near Delhi are misled as part of a conspiracy.
Speaking after laying the foundation stones for some development projects in his home state of Gujarat, Modi also said his government is addressing farmers ’concerns about the new land laws.