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.
Agri Minister Tomar thanks unions for cooperation; says no problems in laws, but Govt offered to suspend them as respect for farmers— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 22, 2021
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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