Today is the 50th day of the peasant movement against agricultural laws. And, today, Bhupinder Singh Mann, a member of the committee formed by the Supreme Court, has withdrawn his name. He has said that he is with the farmers. There was also suspense after the incident between the farmers and the center. But, the government has said that we are ready for talks with farmers on Friday. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that we hope that the next round of talks with farmers will be positive.
The demonstration will continue till the withdrawal of law:
Tikait Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that if governments can work for 5 years, then why cannot farmers perform for so long. He said that we respect the decision of the Supreme Court, but are not happy with the committee. Our performance will continue till the government withdraws the law.
Negotiations between the government and farmers are to take place on January 15. The farmers have said that they are ready to talk to the government. However, the farmer groups made it clear that they would not talk to the Supreme Court committee under any circumstances. Because the committee will only work for the government. At the same time, the expert committee has not yet received any letter regarding the appointment after the order of the Supreme Court.
Women will perform on 18 January
On Wednesday, there was a round of day-long meetings of farmer groups on the Delhi border. Farmers’ organizations claimed that copies of agricultural laws were burnt at Lohri in more than 20 thousand places across the country, including Punjab. Farmer leader Harmeet Singh Qadian said that it has been decided in the meeting that on January 18, women will perform at every district headquarters across the country.
Preparations for Tractor Parade intensified on 26 January
In Punjab, members of peasant groups and villagers are busy preparing for the parade. Farmer families are being made aware every morning and evening. Volunteers are being recruited across the state. Women are practicing by driving tractors. In Doaba where 10-20 tractors are ready to be transported from every village. At the same time, in Sangrur village, Bhallerhedi, it has been decided that one member of every family in the village will go to Delhi.