Farmers’ unions on Wednesday demanded that the Centre give you a concrete proposal in writing to solve the impasse over the agricultural laws and now now not repeal “meaningless amendments” that they’ve already rejected.
Within the period in-between, High Minister Narendra Modi will work together with farmers from six states on Friday (25 December). On the occasion, Modi will digitally deposit a total of Rs 18,000 crore within the bank accounts of 9 crore farmers underneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi draw.
Opposition leaders on Wednesday criticised the BJP executive for the continuing farmers’ strike as the protests at Delhi’s borders, Singhu, Tikri, UP Gate, and Chilla, entered day 28. NCP chief Sharad Pawar stated it used to be uncomfortable that farmers were protesting for their rights on Kisan Diwas, whereas Samajwadi Occasion’s Akhilesh Yadav stated the BJP used to be insulting farmers.
The birth anniversary of outdated top minister Chaudhary Charan Singh is being noteworthy as Kisan Diwas, or farmers’ day.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh stated the executive used to be talking with “beefy sensitivity” with farmers and hoped that their protests against the three agricultural laws are withdrawn soon.
The Centre had on 9 December proposed to assemble amendments related to now now not now now not as a lot as seven issues and present a “written assurance” on the continuation of the minimal improve effect but the farmers rejected it.
To this point, there has now now not been any headway after 5 rounds of talks between the executive and farmer unions, who have maintained that their quiz for the repeal of the three farm laws used to be “non-negotiable”.
‘Ready for talks’
Farmers protesting the Centre’s new agricultural reforms on Wednesday stated they may be able to snatch talks, but are waiting for the executive to grab discussions with an initiate mind and present concrete proposals which would per chance maybe be acceptable.
Addressing a press convention at the Singhu border, a farmer chief stated they were ready for talks, but the executive will have to restful send a concrete proposal for that to occur.
“Now we have already told home minister Amit Shah that protesting farmers is now now not going to accept amendments,” farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakka stated.
“Farmer unions are able to refer to the executive and are waiting for the executive to return to the table with an initiate mind,” stated Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav.
Yadav stated that the farmers are able to grab talks with the Centre. “We’re waiting for govt to grab the discussion forward with an initiate mind and tidy map,” he says whereas discovering out the farmers’ letter to the Centre.
He also stated that the executive will have to restful now now not repeat the “meaningless” amendments rejected by the farmers and will be found in up with a concrete proposal in writing in hiss that negotiations between the 2 sides cam initiate soon.
We ride the govt. now now not to repeat those meaningless amendments which we have rejected but give you a concrete proposal in writing in hiss that it can well even simply also be made an agenda, and the approach of negotiation would per chance also simply also be started as soon as that it’s seemingly you’ll even deem of: Yogendra Yadav at Singhu border https://t.co/oAWu3hO97f
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
All India Kisan Sabha chief Hannan Molla claimed the executive wished to tire the farmers out in hiss that the say would stop.
Bhartiya Kisan Union total secretary Yudhvir Singh accused the Centre of attempting to delay the matter and damage the morale of the protesting farmers. “The manager is taking our points lightly, I’m warning them to grab cognisance of this matter and obtain an answer soon,” he added.
Shiv Kumar Kakka also told the Centre to leave its stubbornness and accept the farmers’ calls for, PTI reported.
Within the period in-between, several farmers marked ‘Kisan Diwas’, the birth anniversary of outdated top minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, by paying their tributes at Kisan Ghat whereas those protesting at Ghazipur border held a “havan”.
Farmer unions also told folks to skip a meal on ‘Kisan Diwas’ in improve of the continuing protests.
गाज़ीपुर बॉर्डर पर कृषि कानूनों के खिलाफ विरोध प्रदर्शन करते हुए किसानों को आज 26 दिन हो गए हैं। pic.twitter.com/3poaMJvthc
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) December 23, 2020
‘Hopeful of protesting unions resuming dialogue’
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday stated the executive will proceed with reforms within the farm sector as they are restful due in many areas as he reiterated his hope that protesting farmers will soon come forward to resume their dialogue with the Centre to solve their considerations over three new laws.
The minister stated any agitation would per chance also simply also be resolved easiest thru dialogue as has been the case always in historical past and told the protesting unions to repair a date and time for the next round of talks.
Individually, addressing a delegation of the Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI), Tomar stated, “Within the closing six years, efforts have been made to reform the farm sector to a tidy extent. There are restful many areas left the assign reforms are due.”
“I am fully hopeful that our farmer unions will discuss… If they give a date and time, the executive is ready for the next round of talks… I am hopeful that we are able to transfer in direction of resolving the matter,” Tomar told journalists.
The manager has already sent a draft proposal to unions offering now now not now now not as a lot as seven amendments to the three legislations that were enacted in September.
Mamata interacts with protesting farmers in Delhi
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to farmers protesting in Delhi against the Centre’s new agriculture laws and guaranteed them that her social gathering stands by them, a TMC chief told PTI on Wednesday.
A 5-member delegation of TMC MPs, comprising Derek O’Brien, Satabdi Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Pratima Mondal and Md Nadimul Haque, also met the farmers there to enhance their say against the brand new farm laws.
“Our social gathering supremo spoke to protesting farmers over the phone. About a of them requested her to search the advice of with the ‘dharna’ sites. She assured them that the social gathering supports their quiz,” a TMC chief stated.
Delhi: On TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s route, 5 social gathering MPs comprising Derek O’Brien, Satabdi Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Pratima Mondal & Md Nadimul Haque today time met & interacted with farmers from who’re on a relay starvation strike at Singhu border. pic.twitter.com/wdt0oDkU28
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
“Please come and join our dharna it goes to give us extra strength, stated a farmer on the phone to Mamata Banerjee. A 5 member delegation of All India Trinamool Congress MPs visited Singhu border again to explicit solidarity with protesting farmers. Bengal CM spoke to a number of teams,” O’Brien stated on Twitter.
Earlier this month, the ruling social gathering in West Bengal had sent a delegation there and Banerjee also interacted with the agitating farmers.
PM to initiate PM-KISAN instalment on 25 Dec
High Minister Narendra Modi will initiate the next instalment of the financial advantages underneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on 25 December by strategy of video-conferencing, his place of job stated on Wednesday.
With the bustle of a button, Modi will enable the transfer of extra than Rs 18,000 crore to over 9 crore beneficiary farmer families, it added.
Modi will also work together with farmers from six states all over the match, the High Minister’s House of job (PMO) stated.
“The farmers will piece their experiences with PM-KISAN and besides on assorted other initiatives taken by the executive for the welfare of farmers,” it stated.
Beneath the PM-KISAN draw, a financial ideal thing about Rs 6,000 per one year is geared as a lot as minute and marginal farmers, payable in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each and each. The fund is transferred without delay to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
The programme comes amid protests by assorted farmer unions against three farm laws currently enacted by the Modi executive. The manager has insisted that these reforms are within the curiosity of farmers.
With inputs from PTI