The farmers’ agitation is going on for the last eight months and at present no solution seems to be found. After the expansion of the Modi cabinet, the Union Agriculture Minister said that he is ready to start talks with the farmers. At the same time, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has also said that if the Center wants discussion on agricultural laws, then we are also ready. At the same time, Tikait has clarified on the statement carrying the incident of 26 January to the United Nations.
Rakesh Tikait said that we did not say that we will raise the issue of new agricultural bills in the United Nations. We had answered a question on the incident of 26 January. Said whether there is any agency which can conduct a fair investigation. If not, we should take the matter to the United Nations.
For the past several months, there has neither been any dialogue nor consensus between the government and the farmer leaders. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the farmers’ organizations two days ago to end the protest against the three new agricultural laws and start talks with the government. However, he flatly refused to repeal these laws.
On the other hand, farmer leaders are adamant on the demand to repeal the laws. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said that farmers have not been sitting like this for 8 months. Farmers will not follow the instructions of the government. If the government wants to talk, do it, but don’t impose conditions.