If modi government wants to talk to farmers, then send a formal message says Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Kisan Sarkar Tikait: The Indian Farmers Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that if the government wants to talk to the farmer leaders then it should give a formal message like last time.

Bhasha | Updated on: 11 Dec 2020, 10:52:33 PM

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Rakesh Tikait, leader of Bhakiyu (Photo Credit: File photo)


Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Friday that if the government wants to talk to the farmers leaders then it should give a formal message like last time. He stressed that nothing will be less acceptable than the repeal of new agricultural laws. The government had on Thursday called upon the farmers ‘organizations to look into its proposals to amend the Act to address their concerns and said that whenever the farmers’ organizations want it, it is ready to discuss their offer with them. is.

Tikait told PTI-language that she (the government) should first tell us when and where she wants to meet with us as she did for the previous talks. If she invites us for talks, we will discuss it in our coordination committee and then decide. The BKU leader said that till the government does not repeal all the three laws, there is no question of returning home. When he was asked whether the government had sent invitations for further discussion, he said that farmers organizations have not received anything like this.

He said that one thing is very clear that farmers will not accept anything less than the repeal of new agricultural laws. Farmer leaders had announced on Thursday that if the government does not agree to their demands, they will block the railroads across the country and will soon announce its date. However, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar hoped that a solution would be found soon.

He told reporters along with Union Food and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal that the government is ready to discuss further with the protesting farmers, we have sent our proposals to the farmers organizations. He said that I want to appeal to him to set the date for discussion as much as possible. If they have any issue, the government is ready for discussion.

The Agriculture Minister said that when the negotiations are going on, it is not appropriate for the farmers’ organizations to announce the next phase of the movement, they are urging them to return to the negotiating table. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee criticized Tomar for his statement and claimed that it is the government which is adamant on not withdrawing the laws.

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First Published : 11 Dec 2020, 10:52:33 PM

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