Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led central government to repeal the three agricultural sector laws passed in the last monsoon session of Parliament, keeping in view the plight of the agitating farmers amidst cold and rain.
“Salute to the courage of our farmers who took to the streets amidst the cold and rain. I appeal to the Central government that in today’s meeting, considering all the demands of farmers and repeal all three black laws,” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.
ठंड और बारिश के बीच सड़कों पर डटे हमारे किसानों के हौंसले को सलाम। मेरी केंद्र सरकार से अपील है कि आज की बैठक में किसानों की सारी मांगें मानते हुए तीनों काले कानून वापस लिए जाएं।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2021
The eighth round of meeting between the representatives of the Central Government and the farmers is going on today at Vigyan Bhawan.
Farmer leaders on Monday reiterated that nothing less than the repeal of the Central Agricultural Laws would be acceptable to them.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said before the talks with representatives of the agricultural leaders that they hope that both sides will find a positive solution to the issue.
Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital for over a month against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.