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Govt Urges Farmer Unions to Form Informal Group to Prepare Concrete Proposals for Next Meet

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar together with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash addresses the media after the ninth spherical of talks with farmers’ representatives over the brand new farm legal guidelines, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Image: PTI)

The two sides, due to this fact, determined to fulfill once more on January 19 at 12 pm, Tomar instructed reporters after the tip of the assembly that lasted for almost 5 hours.

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  • Last Updated: January 15, 2021, 18:32 IST
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Urging farmer unions to type a casual group amongst themselves to arrange concrete proposals to be mentioned within the subsequent assembly, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned on Friday detailed discussions passed off on the ninth spherical of talks however couldn’t attain a decisive stage. The two sides, due to this fact, determined to fulfill once more on January 19 at 12 pm, Tomar instructed reporters after the tip of the assembly that lasted for almost 5 hours.

“Talks took place over three farm laws in a cordial atmosphere and detailed discussions took place on some issues, but couldn’t reach a decisive stage,” he mentioned. “We suggested they can form an informal group of people who can understand the laws better and prepare some concrete proposals, detailing what are farmers’ expectations and what clauses are problematic for them, which the government can consider with an open mind,” the minister mentioned.

He additional mentioned the federal government is hopeful of discussions reaching some decisive stage on the tenth spherical of talks on January 19. On the direct talks between the federal government and farmers persevering with regardless of the Supreme Court appointing a panel, Tomar mentioned everyone seems to be absolutely dedicated to the apex courtroom and the federal government will even current its aspect earlier than the committee panel when invited.

“Unions want to continue the dialogue with the government and we have no problem with that. The SC-appointed panel will also work for the welfare of farmers,” he mentioned. The minister mentioned resolution can emerge from the government-farmers talks in addition to from the SC-appointed panel’s deliberations.

“Our effort is to resolve the issue through dialogue and we want the protest to end at the earliest given the adverse weather conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic situation,” he mentioned. On Cong chief Rahul Gandhi’s allegations in opposition to the federal government with regard to the farm legal guidelines, Tomar mentioned, “Rahul Gandhi’s statements and actions are laughed at within his own party also.” “The Congress manifesto in 2019 itself promised these reforms and therefore Sonia and Rahul Gandhi should tell us whether they were lying at that time or are lying right now,” he mentioned.

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