Next Round Of Talks Between Central Government & Farmer Leaders To Be Held On 15th Jan
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 08, Jan 2021, 17:27 pm IST | UPDATED: 08, Jan 2021, 17:27 pm IST
Delhi: The eighth round of talks between the farmers and the government have been concluded. The next round of talks between the Central Government and farmer leaders to be held on 15th January.Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal were present in talks with farmer leaders. Earlier, these two ministers held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his home. Prior to this meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had expressed the hope of dialogue in a 'positive environment' to put an end to the deadlock. During the meeting, both were reportedly adamant on their respective positions.In the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that a law is for the whole country and not for any state. Farmers of the country are giving great support to these laws. The Agriculture Minister said that farmer leaders should withdraw the ongoing movement in the interest of the country. On the other hand, the farmers said that they want Centre to withdraw new Farm laws. Apart from this, nothing is acceptable for them. During the meeting, the government also made it clear that it is not ready to accept the farmers' demand.
Before the talks on Thursday, farmers showed their strength at the borders near Delhi. After taking out a march of thousands of tractors, the farmers showed the teaser of "Republic-Day parade". Farmer leaders said that we will definitely take out a humongous tractor march on January 26, and if the government does not agree to their terms and conditions, they are ready to continue the movement for next few years as well.
In the sixth round of talks between the farmers' organizations and the Centre on December 30, two demands of farmers' were accepted i.e to exclude stubble burning and to continue subsidizing electricity.