The deadlock in negotiations continues, the farmers’ bodies ask the government to clarify its position.

As long as the deadlock continues, the farmers’ protest march from Punjab and Haryana to Delhi is apparently on the way to a resolution. It is learned that there is a “general consensus” among most farmers that if the government agrees to the demand for legal guarantee of MSP, they can postpone the agitation. However, they explained that the government must first act if it wants to continue the dialogue on the various demands. We presented our demands, two negotiations have already taken place. We are not interested in proposing a new committee because the fate of the present (former agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal) committee is known to all. We are ready for the next round of talks whenever the government finds time, farmers’ leader Shiv Kumar Kakka told Businessline.

In November last year, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, who led a protest march to Delhi from across the country, demanded implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendation to fix minimum support prices. (MSP) 50 percent of C2 production costs and a law to ensure that crops are purchased from the MSP.

Other demands included absolute pension for farmers over 60 years of age, making farmers permanently debt-free, implementation of at least 70 percent written consent for farmers and quadruple compensation for land. acquisition in all states (not yet implemented in some states).

“We can consider postponing the march if the government agrees to the demand to make the MSP a legal guarantee. With three regulations passed overnight (the 2020 Farm Bill), there is no obstacle to enacting MSP. After the announcement, negotiations can continue according to other demands,” said the leader of the farmers, adding that the Congress announced on Tuesday that it would give a legal guarantee. Another group of farmers’ organizations under the SKM continued to support the ongoing agitation. on Tuesday .But some of the SKM (non-political) leaders expressed their reserved support and said that the group (SKM) is also involved in electoral politics. Meanwhile, SKM (non-political) coordinator Abhimanyu Kohar issued a statement on Wednesday appealing to more farmers join Mars as tensions in Haryana and Punjab border posts Near Ambala and Jindi, he said, 30 farmers were injured on Tuesday when the Haryana police allegedly used batons and tear gas shells on them.

Haryana police on Tuesday fired several tear gas shells, including drones, near Ambala and Jind on the Punjab-Haryana border to prevent farmers from entering Delhi as thousands of farmers left from different parts of Punjab. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said on February 13 during Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Ambikapur district of Chhattisgarh that the party would implement the ‘Kisaan Nyay Guarantee’. He promised statutory MSP and implementation of Swaminathan formula in MSP. The Punjab and Haryana High Court allowed the Center and both the Haryana and Punjab governments to file two separate petitions regarding the farmers’ march to Delhi. While one petitioner sought directions from the court to remove all obstructions from the highways, the other petitioner sought punishment for the protesters for blocking the highways.

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