Tenth round of farmers talks today

On behalf of thousands of farmers protesting against Centre’s three controversial farm laws, farmer union leaders and the central government will hold the tenth round of talks on Wednesday to resolve all issues, including the continuance of the MSP system.

The central government had earlier postponed the 10th round of scheduled talks with the protesting farmers` representatives to January 20. Today’s meeting will be held at the Vigyan Bhavan at 2 PM.

After the Centre earlier postponed the 10th round of scheduled talks with the representative of protesting farmer unions, demonstrators on the Singhu and Ghazipur borders reiterated that they are here to stay till laws are repealed and said a day`s delay does not affect them.

At the Ghazipur border, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson, Rakesh Tikait said the postponement of the meeting for a day is not going to make any difference as farmers will not leave the borders till the three laws are repealed.

“It does not matter that the meeting is delayed. We are here to stay till our demands are acknowledged and laws are repealed. We hope that matter will be resolved through dialogue,” he said.

Asked about the meeting of the Supreme Court`s Committee on farm laws, Tikait said the farmers did not approach the apex court and they have nothing to do with it.

Farmers protesting at Singhu border echoed Tikait`s sentiments and said they will not vacate the borders till laws are repealed.