Farmer’s protest: Government invites representatives for talk on Wednesday
Committed to resolve issues, we invite farmers for talks on Wednesday 2pm, says government.
To attempt a way out of the deadlock, the centre has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks for the sixth time. The talks will be held at 2pm on Wednesday.
The decision comes days after the Supreme Court ordered the formation of a committee to resolve the protest over new laws outside the borders of Delhi, which have been raging for more than a month.
Farmers being adamant about the scrapping of the laws, while the government taking a firm stand that it could only accept changes in the laws, has resulted in various rounds of talks being inconclusive, a report by NDTV said.
According to the report, ahead of the meeting, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal -- who have been holding the talks with farmers -- met Home Minister Amit Shah, who was the last to meet the farmers.
Talking of tomorrow's meeting, a senior official of the agriculture ministry was quoted saying in the report, "The meeting will discuss the laws related to all three new agrarian reforms, the existing system of MSP, Central Electricity Bill and the Commission Ordinance brought for pollution".
According to NDTV, Tomar today said the farm laws have received widespread acceptance across the country and expressed hope of a resolution to the farmers' protest that has been raging outside the borders of the national capital for more than a month. Some people have tried to mislead farmer unions about the three new farm laws, he added at a meeting of Confederation of NGOs of Rural India or CNRI.