Farmers have been protesting for more than a month demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws and are currently camping in the national capital, Delhi.
Farmers protest: Central government Three agricultural laws Representatives of the farmers who opposed the farm law did not agree to have lunch with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goel and Somprakash today. On Monday, the seventh round of talks was held between the central government and the peasant leaders. At that time the peasant leaders said, ‘You eat your food, we will eat our food.’ Today, the seventh round of talks (peasant government talks) between the two sides was illegal. The next talks between the two sides will be held on January 8. Farmers have been protesting for more than a month demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws and are currently camping in the country’s capital, Delhi.
Agriculture: Central Government meeting with farmers, discussion on January 8
In the picture inside the Science Building in Delhi, a place of discussion between the government and the farmers, the farmers are seen sitting in chairs, some sitting on the recent floor while having lunch at a nearby table. It is pertinent to note that during the discussion between the farmers and the central government on the agricultural legislation in the sixth phase, Union Minister Piyush Goel and Narendra Singh Tomar were seen last month eating food brought from outside by the farmers. So far, the farmers have rejected the official luncheon at all stages of the discussions held between the farmers and the government representatives.
According to sources, the peasant leaders were adamant in their demands during the seventh round of talks on Monday. Farmers were repeatedly asked to repeal three laws, when the government spoke of reforms. In the second round of talks, the government offered to discuss the ‘legal form’ of the Minimum Support Price (MSP), but the farmers’ union leaders refused to discuss it. He was adamant in demanding the repeal of the Agricultural Act.