“We have decided to postpone our agitation against laws related to the new agrarian reform for a month at the moment.” Bharatiya Kisan Union Kisan faction leader Pawan Thakur said this to NDTV after an hour-long meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar amid protests by thousands of farmers and hundreds of farmer organizations on the borders of Delhi. The Agriculture Minister said after the meeting that the farmer leaders had some confusion about the new laws, which has ended after this meeting.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that farmers are spreading confusion about new laws in many places. There was also confusion in the minds of these people. When I put the subject, he said that we fully support the bills here too and will now tell the farmers about the bills. No one needs to be misled.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Kisan Union Kisan faction was running agitation and protests against the new agricultural laws in only 10 to 12 districts. In the last about a week, the Agriculture Minister has held more than five meetings with farmer organizations supporting the new agrarian reform laws. However, during Tuesday’s meeting, the leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Kisan faction demanded some amendments in the laws related to the new agrarian reform and the framing of new MSP laws in the country.
Pawan Thakur told NDTV that we have given a memorandum to the Agriculture Minister in which we have placed 6 demands. We have placed a demand before the Minister of Agriculture that a new law should be made on the MSP. We have given one month to the government.
Meanwhile, protests by thousands of farmers are continuing on the borders of Delhi, who are adamant on demanding the withdrawal of all three new laws. On Tuesday, Assocham appealed to the government and farmer organizations to end the deadlock, saying that due to the protests and sealing of the borders of farmers, the industries in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are getting badly affected and everyday about 3500 crore Financial loss is taking place.