Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
According to sources close to the developments, Khattar will meet the Prime Minister at 10.30 am in Delhi. Notably, the meeting comes after the Center announced the repeal of three agricultural laws and ahead of the United Kisan Morcha’s call for a nationwide protest on November 26 to mark the first anniversary of the farmers’ movement.
Meanwhile, Haryana cabinet meeting will be held at Haryana Civil Secretariat at 3 pm today.
Moreover, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait had earlier said that 60 tractors were sold to Parliament in the national capital on November 29 as a part of the tractor march to press for a statutory guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP). Will go Harvest among other things.
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of three agricultural laws, Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday informed that the Union Cabinet led by the Prime Minister has completed the formalities to repeal three agricultural laws.
Last week, the Prime Minister said that the Center will bring the required bill in the winter session of Parliament that begins later this month. The Prime Minister had also announced that the government would constitute a committee to work out a new framework for the Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Farmers have been protesting the government’s three agriculture laws since the Center passed the law in 2020.
The Agricultural Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 seeks to repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection)n) Compromise of Price Assurance, Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The Agricultural Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 has been listed for introduction and passage. It is included in the 26 new bills included in the agenda of the government.
Meanwhile, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, had said in an official statement, “Preparations are underway to mark the completion of 12 long and continuous months of struggle of lakhs of farmers on November 26, 2021 in India. Thousands of farmers are expected to come to the front sites around Delhi on that day.
It further said that No. FeatherOn 26 November, the “partial victory” of the movement would be celebrated, and the rest of the demands would be insisted upon.
It also said that a “maha dharna” is being held in Hyderabad on November 25 to mark the first anniversary of the farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi. SKM said, “Many SKM leaders will attend the event. Leaders of many trade unions and other mass organizations will also participate in the Mahadharna.” (ANI)
First published:November 25, 2021, 8:52 am