Next round of talks with farmers scheduled for December 5

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New Delhi : The Union Ministers and the representatives of the farmers sat for the fourth time on Thursday to negotiate demands and cut the protest against farm bill. The next round of talks will be held on December 5 as both the parties failed to yield any resolution.

According to the reports, the union leaders stuck to their demand for the repeal of new farm laws and even refused the lunch, tea and water offered to them during almost eight-hour-long hectic parleys.

“In the new Act, it has been provided that farmers can take their grievances to SDM court. Farmers’ Unions feel that SDM court is a lower court and they should be allowed to go the court. Govt will consider this demand,” Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said after the meeting.

“People have reservations on MSP (Minimum Support Price). I would like to reiterate that the MSP system will continue and we will assure farmers about it,” Tomar added.

Meanwhile, some of the Union leaders announced that the talks have ended from their end and they may boycott any further meeting.

“Discussions are over from our side. Our leaders have said they will not attend further meetings if a solution is not given today by the government,” said Pratibha Shinde, AIKSCC (All India Kishan Sangharsh Coordination Committee) working group member and president of Lok Sangharsh Morcha, which represents farmers of Maharashtra and Gujarat.