"We are not withdrawing the protests," Rakesh Tikait, a renowned farm leader from Uttar Pradesh, said in response to the statement. We'll have to wait and see what happens. We also want an MSP (minimum support prices) law."
The campaign to secure a formal guarantee for support prices will continue, according to farm-union leaders.
“It is the victory of millions of farmers who did not give up. It is a victory for democracy but a partial victory. We had two demands, one (was to) repeal the three laws. Second, give us a legal guarantee of minimum support price, something the prime minister had himself demanded when he was chief minister of Gujarat. That has not been considered yet. That struggle will go on,” - Yogendra Yadav
Modi claimed that the regulations, which went into effect in September 2020, would have provided long-term benefits and opened up additional marketplaces for farmers to sell their produce, but that his government was unable to persuade a segment of the farming community.
According to Gurnam Singh Charuni, a farm leader from Haryana, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a forum of farm unions challenging the rules, is planning to call its decision-making panel.