Farmers reject Centre’s best offer, stick to demand repeal of farm laws

Farmers reject Centre’s best offer, stick to demand repeal of farm laws”

As the government's long-running talks with protesting farmers hit a dead end on Friday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told union leaders that the proposal to suspend three farm laws should not be misunderstood as an admission that the Acts have any lacunae. The government had earlier proposed putting the new farm laws on hold for 12 to 18 months, which was rejected by the farmers who stuck to their demand of complete repeal of the contentious legislations.

In addition to the Rs 5 lakh compensation being given to the families of the dead farmers, his government will also give job to a member of their family, he added during the 20th edition of his Facebook Live #AskCaptain session.

"The government has maintained from the beginning that it is willing to consider any amendment other than the repeal of the laws", he said.

Government asked the farmers to rethink and has appealed the farmers' organizations to once again discuss about the government's proposal.

After the talks concluded, the minister said that they are ready for another round of meeting if the farmers wish to discuss the temporary suspension. They said senior leader Darshan Pal also received threats on phone.

"After the lunch break, we will convey our decision", he added.

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"Talks remained inconclusive as farmers' welfare was not at the heart of talks from the unions' side".

In a full general body meeting on Thursday, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of the protesting unions, rejected the government's proposal.

"A full repeal of three central farm Acts and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement", the Morcha said in a statement.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several border points of Delhi since November 28 previous year, demanding a repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops. He said the proposal has been made keeping in mind sensitivity of the matter and because the government is keen to resolve the crisis in the interest of the farming community. The farms laws have already been stayed by the Supreme Court till further orders.

Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann had recused himself from the committee appointed by the apex court.

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