Mumbai: The deadlock between the farmers and the Center entered its 15th day on Thursday, with agitating farmers rejecting the Centre’s final proposal to amend three controversial agricultural laws and announce a major agitation. The protests are likely to continue as there will be no further meeting between the farmers and the center.
Speaking to ANI, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Manjit Singh said, “The government intends to weaken the farmers’ movement, but many more farmers are coming to Delhi to join the movement. We appeal to the people of Delhi to support us.”
Farmers' protest against Farm Laws enters 15th day at Singhu border
"The govt intends to weaken the farmers' movement but many more farmers are coming to Delhi to join the movement. We appeal to the people of Delhi to support us," says Bharatiya Kisan Union's Manjeet Singh pic.twitter.com/wZARSeIzvn
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020
Earlier on Wednesday, farmer leaders rejected the government’s proposal to amend the new agricultural laws and gave “written assurance” on the continuation of the MSP system, saying there was nothing new in it, and that the Delhi and main highways Exercise to block. Its movement on 14 December, nationwide protests.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar discussed the next course of action after meeting Home Minister Amit Shah, when the farmer leaders rejected the Center’s proposal. Railway and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal were also present at the meeting.
The farmers are protesting against the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce(Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.