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Farmer unions able to resume talks with Centre on repealing agri legal guidelines, says Rakesh Tikait-India News , Firstpost

Tikait, nonetheless, mentioned there isn’t any query of farmers returning house from the protest websites except their calls for are met

File picture of farmer chief Rakesh Tikait. News18

Chandigarh: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait on Sunday mentioned farmer unions have been able to resume talks with the Centre, asserting that the dialogue must be about repealing the brand new farm legal guidelines.

He mentioned there isn’t any query of farmers returning house from the protest websites except their calls for are met.

Tikait was interacting with reporters in Mohali, the place he had gone to supply condolences to the household of Abhay Singh Sandhu. Sandhu, the nephew of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, died not too long ago because of post-COVID problems.

“When the federal government desires to speak, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will discuss,” Tikait mentioned, asserting that it needs to be about repealing the Centre”s new farm legal guidelines.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of over 40 protesting farmer unions, on Friday had written to the prime minister, urging resumption of talks over the three farm legal guidelines they’ve been agitating in opposition to since November final 12 months.

Several rounds of talks between farmers and the federal government have failed to interrupt the impasse over the three central legal guidelines.

A authorities panel had met farmers leaders on 22 January. There have been no talks between the 2 sides since 26 January when the farmers’ tractor rally within the nationwide capital turned violent.

Tikait mentioned 26 May will mark six months of the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders.

“For six months, farmers have been protesting at border factors, however the authorities will not be listening,” he mentioned.

Twelve main opposition events, together with the Congress, TMC, Left events, SP, NCP and the DMK, on Sunday prolonged their help to a national protest name given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on 26 May.

According to Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni, farmers in giant numbers from Karnal district on Sunday left for the Singhu border as farmers can be observing May 26 as “black day” to mark six months of their protest.

Farmers have been tenting at Delhi’s borders since November 2020 demanding that the Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers” (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 be rolled again and a brand new regulation made to ensure minimal help value for crops.

The authorities, nonetheless, has maintained the three central legal guidelines are pro-farmer.

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