Mumbai: The Centre on Monday invited protesting farm union leaders for a fresh round of talks to end the ongoing impasse over the agriculture laws on December 30.
The invited farmers union leaders decided to resume talks with the Center and proposed to hold a meeting on Tuesday. They had also said that the modalities to repeal the three laws and legal guarantees for MSP (Minimum Support Price) should be part of the agenda for negotiation.
Earlier today, representatives of about 25 farmer organizations met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and handed over a letter in support of the Centre’s agricultural laws, which was passed earlier this year.
The protesting peasant unions had earlier asked the Center to come up with a written concrete proposal for another round of negotiations and not to repeat the “redundant” amendments to the agricultural laws which they have already rejected.
The Center has so far held five rounds of formal negotiations with farmer unions to settle three controversial laws but failed to break the deadlock.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, have been protesting at various border points in the national capital for four weeks, insisting on the repeal of the Centre’s three laws.