After the farmers’ movement ended, there is still a sense of unease. The Kisan Morcha met today to discuss the Central Government’s proposal to the United Kisan Morcha. However, the farmer leaders were unable to achieve an agreement in the meeting to approve the idea. On Wednesday, the United Kisan Morcha will convene a crucial meeting on the subject. It is expected that a major decision will be made at the meeting tomorrow.
Where is the screw getting stuck?
- Where it appeared that by Tuesday evening, the farmers’ movement would go away as well, the contrary happened. Farmers are sticking to their guns when it comes to their demands. “We are not making any guarantee regarding the end of the oscillation,” farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni stated after the meeting.
- The government’s proposition to the farmers was that the farmers must first halt their agitation before their cases against them could be dismissed. Farmers, on the other hand, have stated that the cases should be dismissed first, and then the agitation should be called off.
- On MMC, the government proposed forming a committee of the Centre, the state, agricultural specialists, and members of the United Kisan Morcha; however, the farmers claim that they are the ones who have carried out the movement, and that only their members should be included in the group.
- The central government has agreed in principle to compensate the families of farmers slain during the agitation, while the United Kisan Morcha is demanding Rs 5 lakh in compensation and a job for the bereaved based on the Punjab model.
Other issues such as stubble and power have been discussed to some extent, but considerable work remains to be done. However, Rakesh Tikait has made a new demand of the administration in the meantime. According to Rakesh Tikait, “Tractors should be replaced by farmers. Such a large government is incapable of accomplishing much. Is it illegal to demand something?” He claimed that because the Congress had donated, why can’t the Modi government do the same.
On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi questioned the administration on matters ranging from MSP to compensation to farmers, and presented a list of how many farmers died during the protest in front of the government in Parliament. According to Rahul Gandhi, “In the House, the Agriculture Minister stated that he does not have any information on the farmers slain during the farmers’ movement. We were made aware of it. The Punjab government has compensated roughly 400 farmers with Rs 5 lakh in compensation, and we have employed 152 farmers. I’ve got this list with me, which I’m going to put in front of the House.”
The problem of farmers is discussed both inside and outside of Parliament. The government is also in a wait-and-see mode. The United Kisan Morcha, on the other hand, has scheduled a meeting for 2 p.m. tomorrow. It’s possible that it will contain a significant decision.