As the earlier discussions with the farmers failed to yield any amicable solution, there will be another round of talks between the farmers’ association and the center. However, ahead of the meeting with the farmers, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting in the morning.
Today will be the fourth meeting between the agitating farmers and the central government as the previous ones failed to end the gridlock. The farmers have blocked the entry points to Delhi since the last few days protesting against the contentious farm laws passed in the parliament.
The last meeting held on Tuesday after a series of discussions between Mr. Shah and his cabinet colleagues, could not bring about any solution. The farmers’ representatives had unanimously turned down the Centre’s proposal of a special committee to thrash out the differences and resolve concerns over the farm laws.
The farmers already expected that a breakthrough will not come through as the government is also bent on implementing the laws terming the laws as historic in the country. The farmers are also very firm in not agreeing to the legislations brought about in the parliament recently.
But the farmers have toughened their stance, warning that today is the “last chance” for the government to take a decision on the laws. In place of a committee, they have demanded a special session of parliament to repeal what they have called “black laws” made to favour corporates.
Today will be a crucial day as the Capital City has remained blocked at five entry points with heavy deployment of forces everywhere since the last many days.