I hope the government complies with the demands; otherwise the farmers’ protest will continue, says BKU leader Tikait
The leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Rakesh Tikait, said on Friday that farmers hope the government will comply with their demands during the fifth round of talks scheduled for December 5, otherwise they will continue their protests against the new farm laws.
“The government and the farmers did not reach any decisions during the meeting on Thursday. The government wants to make amendments to all three laws, but we want the laws to be completely repealed. If the government does not agree to our demands, we will continue to protest. We are looking to find out what happens at Saturday’s meeting, ”Tikait told PTI.
Delhi’s border points remained blocked as thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and other states held demonstrations for the ninth day in a row, after talks between three union ministers and a representative group of farmer agitators failed to reach any resolution on Thursday.
The two sides are scheduled to meet again on Saturday.
The farming community has expressed its apprehension that the new laws are “anti-farmer” and would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of large corporations.
However, the government has argued that the new laws will provide farmers with better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.