“We aren’t averse to discussions on broad farm reforms if the Centre puts repeal of the laws on its agenda. That’s our core demand and we won’t compromise on it,” Punjab president of Krantikari Kisan Union, Darshan Pal, advised TOI after their assembly. “We’ve decided to send our formal reply, explaining our position on each point in detail,” Pal mentioned.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar once more appealed to the farmers to hitch talks and iterated repeal of legal guidelines was not on the agenda because the ministry needed to resolve all points “clause by clause” via discussions on any date and proposed amendments/clarifications.
Tomar met some farmers’ unions on Tuesday (Kisan Sangharsh Samiti from UP and Indian Kisan Union from Delhi) which supported the farm legal guidelines.
Diuring the day, a number of farm representatives from Punjab determined to write down to British MPs, asking them to persuade UK PM Boris Johnson to not go to India in January until the time farmers’ calls for had been met by the Indian authorities. Johnson is scheduled to be the chief visitor on the Republic Day operate.
This determination, conveyed to the media by Kulwant Singh Sandhu, basic secretary of Zamhoori Kisan Sabha, was, nevertheless, not a part of the assembly of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha — the umbrella physique of 40 farmers’ unions. “We did not discuss it in our meeting. Fellow farmers might have announced it in their individual capacity,” mentioned Darshan Pal, including that the Morcha would, nevertheless, prefer to attraction to the Indian diaspora to face up for the farmers’ trigger on December 26-27 as determined earlier.
Sandhu mentioned, “Already, 36 UK MPs have written in favour of our protest. Farmers have determined to organise a webinar on December 24, the place 5 farmers will take queries on their stand on the Centre’s farm legal guidelines and why we’re opposing them. This will probably be dwell, the place 10,000 folks can participate and it is going to be aired on social media platforms. We ask (Bollywood actor) Kangana Ranaut and others who’re opposing our protest to come back ready.”
He mentioned because the central authorities was on a propaganda spree to justify the legal guidelines, that they had determined to print 10 lakh pamphlets every in Punjabi and Hindi, and 5 lakh in English. “We will put out the farmers’ viewpoint on the laws in these pamphlets,” he added.