During the lunch break, the leaders of farmer organizations refused to eat the food given by the government. Farmer leaders brought their own food and ate food by sitting on ground.
The Meeting of the three Union Ministers with the agitated farmers against the three agricultural laws was going on in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi in which the demands of the farmers were considered.
Meanwhile, when the time for lunch break came, the government requested the farmers to have lunch. But the farmer leaders turned down the government’s request and ate their own food from the ambulance.
Negotiations between the farmer leaders and the government resumed after the lunch break. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as well as Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash were present in this meeting. All these ministers were also present in two previous meetings.
Earlier, during the meeting, farmers have demanded the government to withdraw all the three laws in writing. Apart from this, the farmers have also demanded to end the provision of the case on burning of straw. Farmers’ organizations also objected in writing to the Electricity Amendment Act 2020 which is coming. Farmers said that why the government does not give written assurance on MSP.
This is the fourth meeting of the farmer leaders with the Union ministers regarding the new agriculture law. Earlier, ministerial level talks were held with farmer leaders on December 1 and November 13.