TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Today farmers and the government’s discussion again had hit a dead end after both the sides refused to step down from their positions. Farmers are still rigid upon the repealing of the “anti-farm laws” and the government has not agreed to undertake that.
Union leader Balbir Singh Rajewal told the news agency PTI,
“We will discuss only MSP issue and repeal of laws; Govt’s ego problem coming in way of resolving issues.”
He added that,
“Farmers will not agree to anything less than the repeal of three farms laws.”
While Narendra Singh Tomar is of the opinion that there should be an effort from the farmers side also. he said,
“Both sides need to make efforts to find solution (Taali dono haath se bajti hai).”
Kumari Selja, President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee said,
“If the government wants, it can find a solution to farmers’ problems. It should not be adamant and listen to farmers. Farmers are saying that there is no need for these farm laws and nobody demanded them. The government should listen to farmers.”
Farmers have been sitting on a long standing protest on the borders of Delhi since November 28 and have demanded the repealing of the three Centre farm laws enacted by the Centre in the month of September.
Unlike the last round of talks on January 30, ministers did not join the farmers for their langar and has their own discussion in a separate room during the break, reports PTI. This was the 7th round of talks that happened between the farmers and the government and has remained inconclusive.
The next round of talks has been proposed on January 8.
Delhi has been reporting very bad and cold weather since a few days and yet the farmers and the government has not reached a common conclusion to end the protest. So amidst this bad weather also farmers are staying firm and rigid in the face of any obstacle that comes their way to demand the repealing of the three farm laws.
Hannan Mollah, General Secretary, All India Kisan Sabha to ANI that,
“We don’t want a discussion on any other topic except for on repeal of the laws. Protests will not be withdrawn until the laws are repealed.”