Farmers meeting with Home minister Amit Shah inconclusive

Last Modified Wednesday, 9 December 2020 (12:01 IST)
New Delhi:The meeting between the representatives of the agitating
farmers and Union Home Minister that took place late on Tuesday evening remained inconclusive, however the Government  will give a fresh proposal on Wednesday to the farmers' union representatives.
After a two and half hour long deliberation between the two sides, the  the Kisan Mahasabha leader  Hannan Mulla told members of the press  that the will give a fresh proposal to the farmers tomorrow which the farmers unions and all involved sections will deliberate upon  in a meeting that will be held at 12 noon  at  the Singhu border. 
 
Mr Mulla added that that the proposed sixth round of meeting between the Government and farmers has been deferred and that they will fix  a new date after the going through the new proposal of the Government. 
 
Hinting that the Government is not willing to repeal the three farm laws he said that centre is likely to give a written assurance on the continuation of Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the proposal.  
 
 After initial confusion over the venue of the meeting, the deliberation between the two sides took place at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICMR) guest house at Pusa which lasted over two and half hours,  13 farmers' representatives including Rakesh Tikait  participated in the meeting.
 
The  meeting was delayed because of the change of venue in the last moment as the  farmers  leaders reached at Home Minister residence but they were ushered to the ICMR guest house at Pusa.
 
So far,  all five rounds of talks between the Government and farmers have remained inconclusive as the farmers' protest  entered the 13th day.The protesting farmers had given a call for a nation-wide 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday which passed off peacefully.
 
The fifth round of talks between government and farmers' representatives on last Saturday also ended in a stalemate with both sides agreeing to meet for the sixth round on December nine whichwass subsequently deferred.Farmer leaders stuck to their demand of repeal of the three farm marketing laws.(UNI)