Come up with concrete proposal, not meaningless amendments: Farmer Unions to Centre

Protesting farmer unions on Wednesday asked the central government to come up with a concrete proposal in writing and not to repeat the promise of amendments to the new farm laws that have been already rejected.

Addressing a press conference at the Delhi-Singhu border, national president of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh, Shiv Kumar Kakka said, “We have already told home minister Amit Shah that protesting farmers will not accept amendments.”

Refering to the Centre’s proposal to the farmers’ unions, in which it offered to hold a fresh round of talks at a date and time of the unions’ choosing. Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, who was present at the Singhu border told media that the government’s new letter is an attempt to defame the farmers’ association.

Yadav further said that the protesting farmers’ union are ready for talks but Centre should approach the farmers’ with clear intentions and open mind.

As the farmers’ protest entered its 28th day, five rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock. While the Centre has repeatedly said that the farm laws won’t be scrapped and proposed amendments but the unions have been adamant on a total repeal.