Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, but no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait

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Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, but no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait

Ghaziabad, April 12

Farmers protesting the contentious new farm legal guidelines are ready to talk if the Centre invitations them, BKU chief Rakesh Tikait stated on Sunday, sustaining that the dialogue would resume the place it had ended on January 22 and the calls for stay unchanged.

He stated for the talks to resume, the federal government ought to invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique representing the protestors who’re tenting on the three border factors of Delhi at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 2020.

β€œThe talks with the government would resume from the same point where it had ended on January 22. The demands are also the same — all three ‘black’ farm laws should be repealed, a new law made to ensure MSP (minimum support price) for crops,” Tikait was quoted as saying in an announcement issued by BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik.

The BKU nationwide spokesperson’s remarks got here in response to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij urging Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to resume talks with protesting farmers amid the coronavirus scare looming massive.

Maintaining {that a} surge in the coronavirus instances is being seen throughout the nation and the scenario is popping dangerous in Haryana too, Vij stated he’s nervous in regards to the farmers protesting on the state borders with Delhi.

The protesters and the federal government final had a proper dialogue over the contentious problem on January 22 but the deadlock continued. On January 26, the protestors had carried out a ‘tractor parade’ in Delhi which had escalated right into a violence involving farmers and the police in the nationwide capital.

PTI

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