Updated: April 17, 2021 2:28:40 pm
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to resume talks with farmers who are protesting at Delhi’s borders, and reach an “amicable conclusion” to the impasse over the farm laws.
In a letter dated April 15, Chautala appealed to the Prime Minister to constitute a committee of three to four senior cabinet ministers to resume talks with the agitating farmers. “Every problem has a solution by way of mutual discussion,” Chautala wrote.
“Our Annadattas are on the roads at the Delhi border, agitating in respect of the newly enacted three farm laws of the central government… It is a matter of concern that such an agitation has been going on for over 100 days,” Chautala said.
“Farmers are protesting at several places. It is their democratic right. But there is a fear of contracting coronavirus… Even today, 17-18 people at a bus station tested positive. There is always a possibility that people will get Covid-19 if they stay together day and night,” said Khattar.
The last round of talks between farmers and the government took place on January 22. For 85 days now, there has been no formal exchange of words between the two sides on the ongoing issue.
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