The impasse between agitating peasant organizations and the government over the three new agricultural laws passed by Parliament on agricultural reforms is getting prolonged. Today is a full month after the last round of talks, but there is no rumor about the next talks from both sides. The government is still waiting for a proposal for talks by the farmers' organizations. Some leaders of agitating peasant organizations are keen on talks and some are interested in moving around in rallies and public meetings. While the round of meetings of the expert committee constituted by the Supreme Court is going on continuously, in which the farmers' organizations across the country are registering their views.
The final round of the 11th round of negotiations took place on 22 January which ended without any agreement. After the talks, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar had said that before the farmers' organizations, the government has made its stand that if the farmer leaders want to come to negotiate the objections of the provisions of all three laws, then they can tell the time. The government is ready for talks at all times. In the talks by the government, it was also proposed to postpone the three laws for a year and a half. But the negotiations failed due to the stubbornness of the farmer's organizations to cancel the law. A senior official of the ministry said that the government is ready to solve every problem of farmers. Farmers will have to come forward for this.
The disturbance at the Red Fort shook the movement's image
The agitating peasant organizations of Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh have encamped on the borders of Delhi. Meanwhile, on January 26, the farmers' organizations, which were taking out a tractor rally, attacked the Red Fort, which gave a big shock to the image of the movement. The Delhi Police launched an investigation and arrested several agitating leaders and miscreants.
Differences started emerging in agitational organizations
Agitating peasant organizations have started holding public meetings and rallies in Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh as part of the strategy to fuel the movement. With this, the command of the agitation which was earlier in the hands of the farmers' organizations of Punjab, has now reached the hands of Haryana's farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Yogendra Yadav, and Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait. Differences have also emerged among the agitating organizations. According to sources, while the leaders of the farmers' organizations in Punjab want to negotiate with the government and send a proposal to solve the problem, the other leaders are keeping silent.
On the other hand, several rounds of meetings of the expert committee constituted by the Supreme Court have been held, in which the farmers' organizations of various states of the country are registering their views online. During this time, public opinion is being taken on the impact of all three new agricultural laws.