Farmers want farm laws to be rolled back, turn down govt's proposal: Sources

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/2/2020 1:01:24 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 Farmers' leaders who participated in the talks with the central government today in New Delhi have reportedly demanded that the government should roll back the three farm laws that were recently enacted by Parliament. Sources privy to the meeting have told India Today TV that the farmers' leaders have also rejected the government's proposal to set up a panel consisting farmers' unions experts and government representatives to resolve their grievances. Expressing their displeasure over the farms laws during the meeting, the farmers' representatives reportedly said the government has brought in laws that will facilitate corporate takeover of their lands. The leaders reportedly said this is not the time to form panels. Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and several other states have been protesting for the past six days at the borders of the national capital against three farm laws. The farmers have expressed apprehension that the Centre's farm laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporates. The government on the other hand has maintained that the new laws will provide farmers with better opportunities. It has also accused the opposition parties of misleading farmers.


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