Strengthening their stand against the three new agricultural laws, the peasant leaders on Tuesday said they would withdraw the laws from the government and that their fight had reached a level where they were committed to winning it. On the other hand, the government has repeatedly indicated that new laws will not be repealed. Yes, this can be amended as per the demand of the farmers.
Wednesday announced spending limit jams
Addressing a press conference at the Sinhu border, the farmers announced that the Chilla border between Delhi and Noida would be completely blocked on Wednesday. Leader Jagjit Dalewal, who was present at the press conference, said, “The government has said they will not withdraw these laws. We are telling you to do so.” “The fight has reached a point where we are committed to winning the issue,” he said. “We are not running away from the talks but the government will have to heed our demands and come up with a concrete proposal.”
‘Every day an agitating farmer dies’
Many other farmer leaders also addressed the press conference and invited the farmers who lost their lives in the December 20 protests to pay their respects. Farmer leader Ish Shipal said an average of one farmer has died every day since the protests began in the last week of November. Another farmer leader said, “Tribute day will be organized on December 20 from 11 am to 1 pm in all the villages and tehsil headquarters of the country for the farmers who lost their lives and became martyrs during the agitation.”
The government clearly indicates the law is not back
On the other hand, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “The government is in favor of continuing talks with genuine farmers’ organizations. The Minimum Support Price (MSP) is an administrative decision and will remain so. Agriculture laws have been welcomed in various states of the country.” The members of the party met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Krishi Bhawan. Tomar said, “I spoke to the national and regional officials of the Indian Farmers’ Union from UP today. He supported all three agricultural reform laws. “We are with the law and the government, we need agricultural reform legislation,” he said.
The prime minister again gestured to the opposition
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that farmers gathered near Delhi were being deceived under the conspiracy. After laying the foundation stone of some development projects in his home state of Gujarat, Modi said his government was addressing farmers’ concerns in a new agricultural law.
(With input from news agency language and ANI)