Mumbai: The Centre on Wednesday sent its draft proposal to the farmers protesting against the farm laws.
As the farmers’ talks with Union High Minister Amit Shah ended in a deadlock on Tuesday, it was decided that a written proposal (amendment) will be sent by the Center today, which the government intends to make regarding farm laws is.
It may be noted that the government has categorically stated that it would not repeal the statutes but is open to address the farmers’ concerns. The 40 farmers’ bodies which are holding the massive protests since November 26 have said that they would study the proposal and announce their stand.
“We are now going to hold discussions on the proposal sent by the Government of India,” Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Manjeet Singh said. “If the proposal talks of only amendments then we will reject it,” Kisan Sangharsh Committee’s Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said.
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2020
The farmers protesting against The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce(Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020. They also want the government to rollback the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.