- The SKM held a meeting at the Singhu Border today.
- Farmers’ body responded to the Centre’s proposal seeking an end to the agitation.
- A decision regarding the same is likely as SKM will hold another meeting at 2PM tomorrow.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha is slated to take the final call on the year-long farmers’ agitation. In a meeting today, the SKM responded to the proposal forwarded to them by the Centre, and on the basis of the government’s reply back, the final decision will be announced tomorrow.
The government’s proposal sought an end to the farmers’ protest demanding clarification on certain points, including on the precondition set for the withdrawal of “fake” cases against farmers. Farmer leaders said they will hold another meeting at 2 pm on Wednesday on the issue.
The government sent a proposal, it was discussed and presented before all members of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said. The government’s proposal said that it will form a committee to look into the demand for a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) and the panel will include farmer organisations outside the SKM, government officials and representatives of states, he said.
“We had objections to it … we do not want other committees who have been against our demands since the start to be part of the panel on MSP. We have demanded the government give a clarification in this regard,” Rajewal said.
“We are also against the condition set by the government that farm unions should lift the protest for the withdrawal of fake cases against farmers,” he said. Another farmer leader said they received the proposal Tuesday afternoon.
“We discussed it in the meeting. We had certain objections to some points in the proposal. Our members have given some suggestions and these have been sent to the government,” he said.
(With PTI Inputs)