Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar (File picture)
NEW DELHI: The Centre doesn’t appear inclined to entertain the contemporary demand of farm unions to renew talks except dialogue is on the federal government’s provide of freezing implementation of the three farm legal guidelines for 18 months or another proposal aside from outright scrapping of the legal guidelines.
“The unions should either be positive to our offer or provide us an alternative to repeal of laws. They have so far not provided any alternative. If they provide an alternative to us then we will talk,” mentioned agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar whereas clearing the federal government’s place on Saturday.
Tomar’s comment comes a day after farmer unions, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and west UP, wrote to PM Modi in search of his intervention to renew talks. The unions warned that if they don’t obtain a constructive and optimistic response by May 25, a “further intensification” of their battle starting May 26 might be introduced.
The farm prote-sts will full six mont-hs on May 26 — the day which Samyukta Kisan Morcha’ has determined to watch as a ‘Black Day’.