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There is a saying in Gujarati – Gemna will send food, emna mind will mean one whose food is one, his mind is one. If you want to know its meaning, then understand what happened at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on Wednesday. Farmers camping at Delhi’s doorstep for 35 days arrived here to hold talks with the government for the seventh time. He brought his food with him like every time. This time it was different that two ministers of the government, Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal joined the farmers’ langar. Three hours later the meeting ended and two issues were agreed upon. The next meeting will be on January 4 from 2 pm.

There were differences on 4 issues, some government bent and some farmers
Farmers have 4 major issues. First, the government should withdraw all three agricultural laws. Secondly, the government should give a legal guarantee that it will continue the minimum support price. Third- Electricity bill will be withdrawn. Fourth- the provision of punishment for burning stubble should be withdrawn.

Half an talk is made after 5 hours of conversation
After five hours of talks, two issues related to the electricity bill and the stubble were agreed. The government agreed to address the farmers’ concerns. After this, the peasant leaders also showed softness. He postponed the tractor rally to be held on 31 December. Differences on agricultural law and MSP still persist.

Government trusts farmers
After the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “The farmers said that farmers should not be included in the case of stubble in the environment related ordinance. The government and the farmers have agreed on this issue. The second issue is the Electricity Act, which has not come up yet. Farmers feel that they will be harmed by this act. The subsidy given to farmers for irrigation should go on. This too has been agreed.

Government celebrating farmers on agricultural laws
Tomar said, ‘The farmers union kept talking about the withdrawal of three agricultural laws. We tried to tell them from our arguments where is the difficulty of the farmer? Where there is difficulty, the government is willing to open-minded. Regarding MSP also, the government has been saying beforehand that this will continue. Farmers feel that MSP should get legal status. Discussion on both the issues continues. We will regroup at 2 pm on January 4 and will continue the discussion on these topics. ‘

This time the government ate the salt of the farmers
During lunch on Wednesday, there was a possibility of talking when the ministers had dinner with the farmers. The farmers brought with them pulses and bread made at Langar. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal had dinner with him. Talks with them over tea.

Updates

  • Prior to the meeting, Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that the prices of crops in Uttar Pradesh fell by 50% after the new agricultural law was enacted. Their purchases are falling below the support price (MSP). The price of paddy is getting Rs 800 per quintal.
  • People in Punjab are hurting Reliance Jio’s towers in support of farmers. Therefore, the company has written a letter to the Chief Minister of Punjab and the DGP, seeking intervention.
  • Rakesh Tikait said that it is necessary to strengthen the opposition in the country, so that the government remains afraid. However, due to this, farmers had to take to the streets. Opposition against agricultural laws should demonstrate on the streets.

Chat after 21 days
The first 6 rounds of negotiations between the farmers and the government were inconclusive. The last meeting was on 8 December. After that the round of negotiations had stopped and the farmers intensified the protest. In such a situation, the government tried to persuade the farmers for a meeting by writing letters 3 times. After all, the farmers agreed to the meeting, but said that the discussion would be on their agenda.

Shah made a strategy by meeting 2 hours with 3 ministers
United Kisan Morcha sent an email to the government on Tuesday agreeing to negotiate. After this, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Industry Som Prakash met and formed a strategy. The Agriculture Minister told Shah that the government has sent the proposals to the farmers and what is the agenda of the farmers. The meeting, which lasted 2 hours, discussed how to reduce the gaps in the agenda of the two sides.

Last 6 meetings were inconclusive

First round: 14 October

What happened: Agriculture Secretary Narendra Singh Tomar replaced Agriculture Secretary in the meeting. Farmers’ organizations boycotted the meeting. He wanted to talk to the Agriculture Minister only.

Second round: 13 November

What happened: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held a meeting with farmer organizations. The conversation lasted for 7 hours, but did not yield any results.

Third Round: December 1

What happened: There was talk for three hours. The government suggested to form an expert committee, but the farmers’ organizations remained adamant on repealing all the three laws.

Fourth round: 3 December

What happened: The conversation lasted for 7 and a half hours. The government promised that there would be no tampering of the MSP. The farmers had said that the government should cancel the three laws along with the guarantee on the MSP.

5th round: 5th December

What happened: The government agreed to give written guarantee on the MSP, but the farmers clearly said that the government should answer yes or no if the law is repealed.

6th Round: 8 December

What happened: Home Minister Amit Shah met on the day of Bharat Bandh. The next day the government proposed 22 pages, but the peasant organizations turned it down.

7th round: 30 December

What happened: Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal held a meeting with 40 representatives of farmer organizations. Differences persisted on two issues, but two were agreed upon. The next conversation will be on 4 January.

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