Farmers protesting against the Farm laws will meet with the government on January 22 for the 11th round of talks to resolve the ongoing impasse over the three contentious laws passed by the Centre last year.
Ten rounds of talks have been done so far, all of which ended without any outcome. During the last Centre-Farmer meet, the government had offered suspension of the three laws for 18 months and hoped that the protesting farmer unions will accept it. However, the farmer unions stand divided on the proposal by Centre, with some rejecting the proposal and demanding complete rollback of laws, while some others saying that a decision on the government’s proposal is yet to be taken.
Meanwhile, the meeting between the protesting unions and police over the January 26 tractor rally remained inconclusive on January 21 as the farmers stuck to their demand to take it out on Delhi’s busy Outer Ring Road. The Supreme Court-appointed panel also started its consultation process and interacted with 10 farmer organisations from eight states, including Uttar Pradesh. The panel has been asked by the apex court to submit its report within two months after consulting all stakeholders.