A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and founder of Hindu Mahasabha, Madan Mohan Malviya the farmers have agreed to hold talks with the government. The farmers have fixed 11:00 AM on Dec 29 for talks.
Earlier, on Dec 20 Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar had written letters to 40 farmers’ union offering them fresh chance for talks. The letter had then said that the time and date of the talks would be fixed by the farmers and that they should take place at Vigyan Bhawan.
On Dec 26 representatives of the 40 farmers’ union under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha held a meeting where they decided to resume talks with the government. But talking to the media after the meeting the farmers refused to give up their demands of scrapping the three farm laws and giving legal guarantee to MSP.
The leader of Swaraj India, Yogendra Yadav, said that these days the government is resorting to letter diplomacy through which it is trying to confuse the people with all the resources and wherewithal a disinformation campaign is on. It is being argued that the farmers are demanding certain amendments, but the truth is that they want the three newly enacted farm laws to go.
Speaking on the occasion another famers’ leader Darshan Pal Singh asked as to why the government is insisting on the continuation of the three farm laws.
He said that notwithstanding the non-stop disinformation campaign the number of farmers protesting across the country is swelling. He said that the government would have to repeal these laws.