CHANDIGARH: Haryana Deputy Prime Minister Dushyant Chautala on Thursday said the new central agricultural laws I need many amendments and urge protest Farmers give “concrete proposals”.
The chairman of the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) reiterated that he would hand in his resignation the day he felt he could not give the farmers in Haryana a minimum support price (MSP).
Speaking at a press conference, the Deputy Prime Minister said: “I think there should be a lot of amendments. On this issue we have this center earlier and they too agreed to many suggestions. ”
“I think the center is ready to accept these amendments,” he added.
At another point in the briefing, Chautala said the center had repeatedly invited farmers’ unions for talks and that it was the responsibility of those outfits to make “concrete suggestions” about their demands.
He hoped the protesting farmers would resume dialogue with the center to address their concerns about the three new laws.
“When the center is ready to talk, the farmers’ unions, which had previously held six rounds of talks, should come forward. No agitation has ever ended without talks,” he said.
“I think the biggest demand Arhitiyas (Commission agent) is also that on the free market and in mandis the taxes should be the same. In this case, our Marketing Board and our mandis will flourish over time. And when the center is ready to provide written assurance to MSP, I think it will meet farmers’ greatest demand, “he replied to a question.
On another question from the opposition and a group of farmers calling on the JJP to withdraw support from the state’s ML Khattar government, Chautala said, “There is no pressure. We are running the government in a very stable manner.”