Farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakkaji, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikiat and different farmer leaders address the media after their assembly on the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines proposal, close to Singhu border on December 9, 2020. (PTI Picture/Manvender Vashist)
On the assembly of farmers’ representatives on Wednesday afternoon, all people agreed that the three new legal guidelines are scrapped and particular legislation be enacted on the Minimum Support Price (MSP), he mentioned.
“We take choices unanimously. It’s about consensus and never a majority,” farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakka mentioned on Wednesday, explaining why the unions “utterly” rejected the government proposal to amend the brand new Agri legal guidelines. He additionally mentioned that there have been no variations amongst farmer unions as was being reported by a bit of the media.
On the assembly of farmers’ representatives on Wednesday afternoon, all people agreed that the three new legal guidelines are scrapped and particular legislation be enacted on the Minimum Support Price (MSP), he mentioned. “We take choices unanimously. It’s about consensus and never majority…it can’t be that some individuals are agreeing to it and others usually are not. If all unions say the legal guidelines must be scrapped, that is our choice…There isn’t a query of getting a private opinion,” Kakka mentioned. “In all 5 conferences with the farmer unions, the federal government held marathon discussions on the identical factors (that figured within the proposal). Lastly, we requested them (authorities) to reply in ‘sure or no’ whether or not they need to repeal the three new legal guidelines and assure MSP or not?” Kakka mentioned. Union Home Minister Amit Shah additionally mentioned the identical factor. The farmer leaders informed him they don’t need to speak on these factors anymore, he claimed.
“Once we requested Amit Shah why you didn’t seek the advice of farmers earlier than enacting the three legal guidelines, he acknowledged that some errors had been made. Shah additionally informed the farmer leaders that the government is able to make extra amendments to the three legal guidelines if there’s a want for it,” Kakka claimed. “Then he despatched us the proposal this morning and it had the identical factors that had been mentioned within the 5 conferences. There was nothing new,” he mentioned, explaining why the farmer leaders rejected the government‘s proposal to amend agri legal guidelines.