Farmer unions protesting in opposition to the three new agri legal guidelines Wednesday claimed the cancellation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s go to to India later this month was a “political win” for them and a “diplomatic defeat” for the federal government, and asserted their agitation has been receiving international help.
Mr Johnson was scheduled to attend the Republic Day celebrations in India as Chief Visitor, however the go to needed to be cancelled because of the rising well being disaster within the UK after a brand new variant of coronavirus emerged there.
“The cancellation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s India go to is a political win for farmers and a diplomatic defeat for the Modi authorities…political and social organisations internationally have been supporting the agitation,” Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of the protesting farmer unions, stated in an announcement in Hindi.
The assertion stated the farmers have already introduced a tractor protest march on January 26 and a “rehearsal” for it on January 7.
“The cancellation of the UK prime minister’s go to due to all these efforts is unquestionably an enormous victory for farmers,” the assertion stated.
In accordance with a launch issued by the Prime Minister’s workplace right here on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi had a telephonic dialog with Johnson.
“Prime Minister Johnson reiterated his thanks for India’s invitation for him because the Chief Visitor of the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, however regretted his lack of ability to attend in view of the modified COVID-19 context prevailing within the UK. He reiterated his keenness to go to India within the close to future,” it had acknowledged.
The protesting farm unions have claimed that round 80 farmers have died – they’ve referred to as them “martyrs” — since their agitation started.
“Farmers’ motion is now changing into individuals’s motion,” the Morcha assertion stated.
In the meantime, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, one of many 40 protesting unions, alleged in assertion that the Central authorities is “non-serious” on the calls for of peasants.
“The Central authorities is non-serious about talks and fixing farmers’ issues. Within the seventh spherical of talks, it lastly acknowledged clearly that it has understood that the demand is for repeal and that it must undertake “additional session”,” AIKSCC claimed.
The seventh spherical of talks between the protesting unions and three Central ministers ended inconclusively on Monday as farmer teams caught to their demand for the repeal of three legal guidelines, whereas the federal government listed out numerous advantages of the brand new Acts for the expansion of the nation’s agriculture sector.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had stated he stays hopeful of an answer within the subsequent assembly on January 8, however asserted that efforts should be created from either side for a decision to be reached (taali dono haathon se bajti hai).
Whereas a number of opposition events and other people from different walks of life have come out in help of the farmers, some farmer teams have additionally met the agriculture minister over the previous few weeks to increase their help to the three legal guidelines.
Final month, the federal government had despatched a draft proposal to the protesting farmer unions, suggesting seven-eight amendments to the brand new legal guidelines and a written assurance on the MSP procurement system. The federal government has dominated out a repeal of the three agri legal guidelines.