Will hold ‘tractor march’ if government does not talk of repealing farm laws: Farmer unions

The farmer unions on Saturday said they will hold a ‘tractor march’ on December 30 if the government does not talk of repealing the three farm laws.

President of Krantikari Kisan Union, Darshan Pal said if the government does not talk of repealing of the farm laws during the proposed talks on December 29, they will hold ‘tractor march’ on December 30 from Singhu border.

Earlier, the farmer unions agreed to resume dialogue with the Centre with the next round of talks scheduled on December 29 at 11 am.

Farmers have listed few points as their agenda for the next meeting. Farmers want modalities to be adopted for the repeal of the three Central Farm Acts. They want mechanisms to be adopted to make remunerative MSP recommended by the National Farmers’ Commission into a legally guaranteed entitlement for all farmers and all agricultural commodities. Also amendments to be made and notified in the ‘Commission for the Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020’ to exclude farmers from the penal provisions of the Ordinance.

As the farmers’ protest entered its 32nd 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.