The Modi government had proposed to form a committee to discuss agricultural laws with the farmers. But the farmers’ organizations have rejected the proposal. More farmers have joined the siege of Delhi.
Farmers say it is nothing more than a waste of time. The government will have to repeal the new agricultural law first. In addition, a law has to be enacted with a minimum collection price so that those who buy crops from farmers privately are bound to abide by this law.
The government, however, did not indicate any compliance. As a result, the talks of the three ministers of the Modi government with the peasant leaders failed. The meeting will be held again next Thursday.
Farmers are still sitting around Delhi. Another road entering Delhi was closed on Wednesday. More farmers have arrived from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to make the team heavier, with many on the way.
Farmers are protesting with trucks, tractors and ambulances at the Delhi border. They have two months of food with them. With the straw of their own fields. Cooking on the road. And at night they are lying on the tractor with straw. Even in this extreme cold of Delhi, someone is cleaning on the road.