Govt's 11th rounds of meeting with protesting farmers ends, No-date for next meet, Highlights

The 11th round of meetings between the Centre govt and leaders of the protesting farmers has ended. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar thanking the union leaders said that the Govt has offered to suspend farm laws for the respect of the farmers

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 22, 2021 17:31 IST
Govt's 11th rounds of meeting with protesting farmers ends, No-date for next meet, Highlights
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The government's 11th round of talks with protesting farmers has ended. According to the news agency PTI, Union Agriculture Minister Tomar has thanked the Farmer unions for their cooperation and said that there is no problems in-laws, but Government has offered to suspend them with respect for the farmers.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told unions that the Government is ready for another meeting if farmers want to discuss the proposal on suspending the farm bills.

Takeaways from the 11th rounds of meeting:

"No date for the next meeting has been fixed by the government," says Surjeet Singh Phul, State President of BKU Krantikari (Punjab).

Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union: During the meeting, the government offered to put the implementation of the farm laws on hold for two years and said that the next round of meetings can take place only if farmer unions are ready to accept the proposal.

Rakesh Tikait: As planned, the tractor rally will take place on January 26.

According to the official sources, the 11th round meeting may have lasted for nearly five hours, but two sides sat face to face for less than 30 minutes.

Ahead of the 11th round of Centre-farmers talks on Friday, SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said that the Govt's strategy was to throw net at us, to hide poison inside sweets. They want to end protests somehow. In our meeting, it was unanimously decided that we reject their proposal.

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