New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting with farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan.
The government offered to set up a committee to look into issues raised by farmers protesting against new farm laws, but it was rejected by representatives of 35 agitating organisations during their marathon meeting with three union ministers that ended without any resolution.
The meeting remained inconclusive and the government has called for another round of discussions on Thursday, December 3, union leaders said
After talks with farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhavan, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that “Our meeting with Farmers unions’ representatives was meaningful. We told leaders to form a smaller group & discuss the act clause by clause. Govt has no objection over any discussion. 4th round of talks will take place on 3rd December.”
He has also said that “We also had a discussion with leaders of Tikait Kisan Union over the Act & other agriculture issues. We’ve told them that they should give their issues in writing to us & we’ll discuss it. Talks with Tikait union were held in a very good environment.”
During the interaction, it has been suggested by the Government to the representatives of Farmers Union to identify specific issues related to Farm Reform Acts & share with Government on 2nd Dec for consideration; He added
After this meeting Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) President, Naresh Tikait said,”We’ll submit a draft of our issues related to Farm laws tomorrow. Govt has started a conversation with Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, Haryana & Delhi farmers. So, till the next meeting on Dec 3rd, govt has time to brainstorm over the issues raised by all.”
MP farmers to march towards Delhi to join the movement tomorrow:
Farmers from Gwalior rural area says they will march towards Delhi to join the movement tomorrow. “The farmer’s organisations have decided to leave for Delhi tomorrow. I urge fellow farmers joining us to carry essential items”, says a farmer.