New Delhi: A day after a deadlock over talks with the Center ended, the protesting farmers announced that they would intensify their agitation against three controversial agricultural laws for the next two weeks. Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India, who is supporting the protesters, said on Tuesday that a tractor march would be organized on four Delhi borders on January 7 to quell their demands – repealing laws and legalizing minimum support price (MSP) Guaranteeing) system. The leader called the march a “trailer” before the big Republic Day movement.
Yadav said in a press conference, “We have decided that on January 7, we will take out a tractor march on the four borders of Delhi, including the eastern and western peripheries. This will be the trailer for further on January 26.” Singhu border, center of protest.
He said that ‘Desh Jagran Abhiyan’ will be started for 2 weeks from tomorrow and the protest will be intensified throughout the country. ‘
Last week, farmers warned that if their demands were not met at the January 4 meeting, they would intensify their protest. He also announced a tractor rally and nationwide protests on 26 January.
The protesting farmers had said that on 26 January we will hold a huge rally in Delhi carrying the tricolor on tractors. We call for nationwide protests at all headquarters (unions).
In the seventh round of the Center-farmer meeting, there was no breakthrough as both sides remained adamant on their stand on the laws. Sources said that the government proposed to discuss the demand for legal guarantee of farmers for MSP, but the leaders of the farmers union discussed the repeal of agricultural laws.
Saravan Singh Pandher of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti said, “Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar clearly stated that the laws will not be repealed. He even said that we have to move the Supreme Court to repeal the laws.”
The two sides have agreed to meet again on 8 January.
Farmers fear that these laws will result in the traditional crop falling out of the market, leaving them at the mercy of large corporate houses. He also claims that through these laws, the government intends to abolish the MSP system.
The Center says the laws will end the role of middlemen by providing more routes for farmers to sell their crops.