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Farmers reject Govt’s proposal to put laws on hold

No breakthrough in kisan-Govt talks on tractor march on Republic Day

After a detailed internal consultations in a full general body meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the protesting farmer unions on Thursday rejected the Government’s proposal to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 18 months and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution to end the deadlock.

This was announced by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions leading protests at several Delhi border points.

“In a full general body meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha today, the proposal put forth by the government yesterday was rejected. A full repeal of three laws and enacting legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement,” the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said in a statement.

“The SKM pays homage to the 143 farmers who have been martyred in this movement so far. These companions are separated from us while fighting this mass movement. Their sacrifice will not go in vain and we will not go back without the repealing of these farm laws,” the statement said.

A full repeal of three central farm acts and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement, it added.

Meanwhile, the deadlock between the farmer bodies and the Government continued even over the protestors’ decision to hold a tractor rally on Delhi’s Outer Ring Road the occasion of Republic Day.

Friday, 22 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

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