New Delhi, 28/12(AO Bureau) The government has called 40 farmers’ organizations protesting against the new agricultural laws on December 30 for the next round of talks on all relevant issues. The aim of this step taken by the government on Monday is to find a ‘logical solution’ to the deadlock on the new laws. The farmer’s organizations had given a proposal for talks on December 29 last week, after which the government invited them. Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal has invited him to hold talks in the national capital’s Vigyan Bhavan on December 30 at 2 pm. So far, five rounds of formal talks between the Center and 40 protesting farmers’ organizations have been inconclusive.
Taking cognizance of the proposal of farmers’ organizations to resume the talks, Aggarwal said, “The government is also committed to finding a logical solution to all relevant issues with a clear intention and an open mind”. It is noteworthy that thousands of farmers have been camping on the borders of Delhi for more than a month. They are demanding the withdrawal of three new agricultural laws. Most of these farmers are from Punjab and Haryana. The protesting farmers had threatened to intensify their agitation in the days to come if their demands were not met.
Farmers’ organizations had fixed the meeting date of December 29
Earlier, on December 26, while deciding on the government’s proposal, the farmers’ organizations agreed on further talks. The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said after meeting on the government’s proposal that they have proposed talks with the Center at 11 am on December 29. Along with this, the farmer’s organizations wrote a letter to the government and then demanded the repeal of the agricultural laws. Now the meeting date has been fixed by the government on 30 December.