New Delhi: Farmers’ talks with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal failed to bring any conclusive result extending farmers protest in India over 3 farming bills introduced 3 months ago. Next meeting likely to be on December 3, 2020.
After 3 days of continues agitation and complete roadblocks on several National Highways and regional link roads, the government called farmer leaders to discuss the matter. However, according to Farmers’ leader Harminder Singh Ministers offered to constitute a joint panel which will include 5 government officials and 6 farmers’ representatives for a conclusive outcome. Yet, the farmers declined the offer and called to continue the protest against the government.
However, the Union Minister said that the meeting was fruitful. Whereas, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states are protesting at border areas of New Delhi. Farmers are seeking a rollback of new black laws of farming which were introduced by the government and fears that it will dismantle the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system. Not only this, but it will also bring in the corporate monopoly in farming class of Punjab and Haryana.