Farmer’s union and Central government to resume talks today

The Centre and the protesting farmers union leaders will resume stalled dialogue on today with the latter sticking to their demand for the modalities of repealing the three new farm laws and giving a legal guarantee on the MSP among other issues.

In a letter to Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, said the agenda should also include amendments to be made to the Commission Ordinance for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas, 2020 and the procedure for withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendment Bill 2020.

Meanwhile, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal met senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday where they discussed and finalised the government’s position for the meeting.

Tomar, the minister for Agriculture, and Goyal, the minister for Food and Consumer Affairs, and MoS Commerce and Industry Som Parkash have been representing the Centre at the talks with the farmers. Tomar on Monday said he is hopeful of an early solution to the impasse.