Farmers’ protest: Govt ready to resume talks, states Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the federal government is prepared to resume talks with the farmers protesting the brand-new farm laws however asserted that regardless of duplicated propositions, the protesters have not create any “concrete suggestion” up until now. Repeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to farmer unions that the federal government was “just a phone away” to go over any problems raised by them, Goyal said “however for that someone a minimum of needs to make call so that we can progress.””This government is sensitive towards farmers’ concerns. The PM and the government is all set to discuss it with them. The PM even stated he was simply a phone call away, however somebody at least has to call so that we can progress,” the minister said throughout an interview here.He added that the farmers were being misguided on a couple of issues and some individuals have actually achieved success at puzzling them.”We even proposed to make the laws stricter through change of phrasings, we proposed to suspend the laws for 18 months. We keep checking out in news ‘tareekh par tareekh’ (date after date) however it should be ‘prastav par prastav’ (proposition after proposition). However we are yet to hear a concrete recommendation from the farmers,” said Goyal, who is also the minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry.

The federal government has actually held 11 rounds of talks with farmer leaders, the last one being hung on January 22 before the tractor parade on January 26 which ended in violent clashes in between the cops and the protestors.

The minister likewise condemned the act of raising a religious flag at the Red Fort throughout the tractor parade on Republic Day, calling it “regrettable”, while firmly insisting that the federal government was all set to move past that and discover a solution through dialogue.He added that when the federal government brings an expense it is for the advantage of the people and if anyone has problems with it, they must bring it up rather of denying others of it.”There are crores of farmers in India, these laws will benefit them, specifically the little farmers. We have actually looked into how to improve their earnings. We understand these will just benefit the farmer, if you have concerns we can talk about but why deprive the rest of them from its advantages,” the minister added.

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