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Ready to ‘add or subtract’ from submitted proposal, tell us the date for discussion: Take protesting farmers | India News


NEW DELHI: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said Wednesday that the government is ready for a discussion at the date and time chosen by the farmers’ unions. The Union minister also urged them to inform him about what they want to “add and subtract” to the government’s proposal on agricultural laws.
“I am hopeful that the farmers’ unions will discuss our request. Anything they want to add and subtract from the government’s proposal, they must tell us. We are ready for a discussion at a date and time that is convenient for them. I hope they will give.” We have a date and we will find resolutions. I am hoping for a solution, “Tomar said in his speech on Kisan Diwas.
“I ask the unions to understand the intentions of the laws and make their objections known to the government. History is witness that every revolution has culminated in talks. We have a democracy,” he added.
On Sunday, the central government invited peasant leaders to a new round of talks amid attempts to end the unrest. The government has held several rounds of talks with farmers so far and up to now.
The minister also said: “I would like to thank the banks that brought more than 1 crore of farmers under the Kisan credit card cover during the pandemic and gave farmers 1 crore of rupees in the last eight months.”
“We have undertaken some reforms and we will bring more in the future,” he added.
Hundreds of farmers protest on Delhi borders since November 26 against the Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) of Agricultural Products Act of 2020; the Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services Law, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
On December 8, the Union Interior Minister Amit Shah met with the 13 representatives of the agricultural unions. However, a day later, peasant leaders rejected a proposal sent by the Center.

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