Since the Farm laws were first passed, and the Farmer Unions have been protesting, the fifth round of talks are to be held today at Vigyan Bhavan.
It has been said that all Farmer organisations have unanimously decided that this will be the last day of talks, as they don’t want any more further dates.
Further, today morning a meeting of senior leaders-Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, Amit Shah, and Narendra Singh Tomar was held at PM Modi’s residence.
The Farmer Unions are persistent on the total repeal or roll back of the laws and are not willing to accept any kind of amendments from the government.
The meeting was scheduled to start at 2 P.M. Updates to follow-
The meeting began with the government representatives giving a point by point reply to the objections raised by the Farmer leaders in the last meeting.
Union Agricultural Minister Tomar stated that Government is committed to the talks and welcomes feedbacks from farmers side.
Junior Minister Som Prakash, who’s an MP from Punjab, addressed the farmer union leaders in Punjabi during the tea break and asserted the government’s commitment towards their welfare.
Yet again, farmers refused to accept food provided by the Government. Langar for the farmer union leaders was sent by DSGMC
The Farmers union leaders have threatened to walk out of the meeting. Government representatives are trying to convince them to complete the talks. [as of 5:30pm]
Farmers unions leaders in the meeting held placards with ‘Yes/No’ written on it, giving an ultimatum to the government to state if or not they will repeal the laws.
Finally, it was decided by the Government that they need time to consider the demands and another date for meeting was fixed for December 9.