No resolution is possible when the sanctity of turmoil is lost; some forces want the protest to continue: Take | India News
The minister said that farmers’ unions have been asked to return until Saturday if they agree with the government’s proposal to suspend the laws and form a joint committee to reach a solution, after which the talks can continue. .
“We also told the farmers to come up with their own proposal, in addition to repealing the laws, if they had something better than our offer,” Tomar told reporters after the eleventh round of talks, which lasted nearly five hours but included less than half an hour of active discussion between the two parties.
When asked if he expects farmers to agree to the government’s offer, he said: “I don’t want to speculate, but we are hopeful that farmers’ unions will consider our proposal positively.”
On whether he saw any division among union leaders over the government’s proposal, Tomar did not give a direct answer, but said: “We thank all farmer leaders, including those who support our proposal and those who are against.”
“We must remain hopeful. Let’s wait until tomorrow to hear the final decision from the farmers’ unions,” he said.
Taking a firm stand, the minister said that some outside force was definitely trying to ensure that the upheaval continues and is obviously against the interests of farmers.
“The government offered many proposals to end the protest, but a solution is not possible when the sanctity of an agitation is lost,” he said.
Tomar said the three land reform bills were passed in Parliament for the benefit of farmers and will increase their income. The ongoing turmoil is mainly from those in Punjab and some from a few other states, he added.
Tomar said talks between the government and farmers have continued since October 14 and 11 rounds have been conducted so far, including one with officials and others with ministers.