New Delhi, Dec 8 : The meeting between the representatives of the agitating farmers and Union Home Minister Amit Shah that took place late on Tuesday evening remained inconclusive. However, the Government will give a fresh proposal on Wednesday to the farmers’ union representatives.
After a two and half hour long deliberation between the two sides, Kisan Mahasabha leader Hannan Mulla told mediapersons that the Government will give a fresh proposal to the farmers tomorrow which the farmers’ unions and all involved sections will deliberate upon in a meeting that will be held at 12 noon at the Singhu border.
Mulla added that that the proposed sixth round of meeting between the Government and farmers has been deferred and that they will fix a new date after going through the new proposal of the Government.
Hinting that the Government is not willing to repeal the three farm laws he said that centre is likely to give a written assurance on the continuation of Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the proposal.
After initial confusion over the venue of the meeting, the deliberation between the two sides took place at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICMR) guest house at Pusa. It lasted over two and half hours, At least 13 farmers’ representatives including Rakesh Tikait participated in the meeting.
The meeting was delayed because of the change of venue in the last moment as the farmers leaders reached at Home Minister residence but they were ushered to the ICMR guest house at Pusa.
So far, all five rounds of talks between the Government and farmers have remained inconclusive as the farmers’ protest entered the 13th day.
The protesting farmers had given a call for a nation-wide ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday which passed off peacefully.
The fifth round of talks between government and farmers’ representatives on last Saturday also ended in a stalemate with both sides agreeing to meet for the sixth round on December nine whichwass subsequently deferred.
Farmer leaders stuck to their demand of repeal of the three farm marketing laws.