NEW DELHI—While the Central government ion Wednesday gave a written assurance that Minimum Support Price(MSP) will stay and that the Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) will not be disbanded but cleared refused to repeal the three farm laws enacted in September.
However, the farmers’ leaders, who met at Singhu border, refused to accept the government’s offer, saying they want complete repeal of the three laws which they consider to be anti-farmer and intended to benefit the corporates.
The farmers’ nationwide agitation entered 14th day today.
Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union said that the farmers, who are agitating and sitting on dharna around Delhi for the last 14 days will not go back till the laws are repealed. “Farmers won’t go back. It’s a matter of their respect. Will the government not withdraw laws? Will there be tyranny? If the government is stubborn, so are farmers. The laws have to be withdrawn”, Tikait said.
The government proposal said that the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, which will not be introduced. The farmers say that the proposed bill is against farmers.