File photo of farmers taking part in a protest against new farm laws in Patiala. (PTI)
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha said it would continue the protests against the farm laws and the tractor rally on Republic Day would go on as planned.
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Farmers protesting against the three agricultural reform laws have rejected the government’s proposal to stay the implementation of the three legislations for one-and-a-half years, and have reiterated their demand for a full repeal of the three laws. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha also said the tractor protest on Republic Day would go on as planned.
“In a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha today, the proposal put forth by the government yesterday (Wednesday) was rejected. A full repeal of three central farm acts and enacting legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement,” said a statement by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha.
The government had put forward the proposal on Wednesday at the 10th round of negotiations with the farmers’ unions, and it had evoked hope of a breakthrough as this was the first time that farmers did not reject the government offer immediately.
But as the farmers, who have been camped at Delhi borders for 58 days now, met on Thursday to discuss the offer, they said they want a full repeal of the three central farm laws and a fresh law to ensure that they get Minimum Support Price for their produce. The eleventh round of talks between farmers and the government is scheduled for January 22.