Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march, named farmers’ protest 2.0, comes after the preliminary protests in November 2020 that resulted within the repeal of three controversial farm legal guidelines in 2021.

Now, the protesting farmers, being led by over 200 unions underneath the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, are once more on the roads with a brand new management.

Now the principle bone of competition between the farmers and the Central authorities is enacting a minimal assist worth (MSP) regulation for crops.

At a high-level assembly with two Union ministers — Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda and Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal, in Chandigarh, the Centre was favouring a committee on the problem of the MSP however the farmer leaders remained adamant, a senior authorities functionary advised IANS, requesting anonymity.

The Centre additionally agreed to withdraw the instances in opposition to the farmers registered through the 2020-21 agitation, he stated.

However, farmer leaders have been adamant on a authorized assure to minimal assist worth for crops, which is one among their key calls for.

Also the Centre didn’t make any dedication on a mortgage waiver.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) chief Jagjit Singh Dallewal, who participated within the assembly, advised the media that a number of committees on the problem had already advocated the necessity to legalise the MSP. “So another committee would have served no purpose, ” he stated, including “the government was also not serious on a loan waiver, though it waived off lakhs of crores of bad debt for big corporate”.

They accused the federal government of adopting a cussed angle.

Sensing that the federal government didn’t agree on the MSP demand, they gave the ‘March to Delhi’ name on Tuesday, sources stated.

They stated on the assembly there was additionally settlement on offering compensation to the farmers killed in Lakhimpur, and there’s consensus on repealing the Electricity Act 2020.

After the second spherical of talks, Agriculture Minister Munda stated the federal government continues to be open to debate their calls for.

“There was a serious discussion with farmers on every topic. The government wants to bring every solution through talks. We reached an agreement on some issues. But there were some issues for which we said that a committee should be made for a permanent solution, ” Munda advised the media after the assembly.

“Any issue can be resolved through discussion. We are hopeful that we will bring solutions. Our motive is that the rights of the farmers and the public are protected, ” Munda, who was accompanying Goyal, stated.

Ahead of shifting in the direction of the nationwide capital, Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make clear why the federal government just isn’t prepared for a dialogue with protesting farmers.

“We want to tell the people of India that we tried to find a solution so that we do not have to stand against the government, ” he advised the media.

He stated within the five-hour-long assembly on Monday, “we put forward the situation of Haryana”.

“They are sending police and using water cannons in each and every village of Haryana. They are torturing farmers in Haryana. It seems that both these states are not a part of India anymore, they are being treated as international border, ” Pandher stated in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib forward of shifting in the direction of the nationwide capital.

Clarifying his farm outfit stand on the continuing protest, one other farmer chief Darshan Pal stated, “We didn’t give the ‘Dilli Chalo’ call. However, organisations other than SKM have the right to protest and it is the responsibility of the Union government to treat such protests in a democratic manner instead of adhering to excessive state repression.”

 

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