Protesting farmers camping at the Delhi-Haryana border claimed to have nabbed a man in police uniform on Friday, whom they alleged was sent by someone to create disturbance during their proposed tractor rally in Delhi on January 26. The central government has proposed to seek a solution to all aspects related to the agitation by forming a committee to ban the implementation of the new agricultural law for one and a half years, but the talks on the demand for rejection of the proposal by the farmers and cancellation of the new agricultural law remained inconclusive.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Tomar said that he made every effort on his part, now the ball is in the farmers' court. Farmers' organizations clearly said that we do not accept the government's proposal, and will not end the farmers' movement before the withdrawal of laws.
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been camping on the outskirts of the national capital for almost two months, blocking some of the roads connecting New Delhi with neighbouring states.Supporting the farmers, the main opposition Congress party said that the government had shown "shocking insensitivity and arrogance" towards farmers and urged it to accept their demands.More news: NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021
The farmer leaders said the man had confessed that there was a plan to eliminate four farmer union leaders.
As the farmers are insistent on holding a tractor parade in the capital, there have been meetings between them and the Delhi Police. "The meeting happened just for about 20 minutes".More news: One person wins over $1 billion in US Powerball draw
The farmers also expressed dismay as they were kept waiting for over three hours by the union ministers after the lunch break got over.
Government asked the farmers to rethink and has appealed the farmers' organizations to once again discuss about the government's proposal.
"I urge you reconsider it and if you reach a decision. if you decide and come forward, we will be ready to welcome you", the agriculture minister added.More news: 7.5K Health Care Workers Will Attend Super Bowl Free
Tikait said the farmer leaders are discussing internally on this issue. "We don't know when will the next meeting take place. The Centre should change its stand and should repeal the laws", Mollah said.