Meeting between farmer leaders, unfinished government; next round on December 3
The meeting between leaders of farmers agitating against farm laws and the government on Tuesday was inconclusive and another round of talks will take place on Thursday, the ANI news agency reported. Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the meeting was a good one and that a decision had been made to hold talks on Thursday.
“We wanted a small group to be formed, but the farmers’ leaders wanted the talks to take place with everyone. We have no problem with that, ”said the Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, quoted by ANI. “We call on farmers to suspend the protests and come to the talks. However, this decision is up to the farmers’ unions and farmers, ”added Tomar.
The Center, during the course of the meeting, sought the names of four or five people from farmers’ organizations and would set up a committee, which was to include government representatives and agricultural experts, to discuss new agricultural laws.
After the meeting held in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, a member of the farmers’ delegation said that his movement against the three agricultural laws will continue. “We will definitely get something back from the government, be it bullets or a peaceful solution. We will be back to have more conversations with them, ”Chanda Singh told ANI.