Chandigarh 29 farmers’ organizations of Punjab agitating against agricultural laws have agreed to hold talks with the central government. A delegation of farmers from Punjab will attend the meeting in Delhi on Wednesday.
In this meeting, a joint committee of seven farmer leaders has been formed to take any decision. A joint meeting of 29 farmers’ organizations of Punjab was held on Tuesday at the Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh. In this meeting that lasted for several hours, Punjab cabinet minister Trupt Rajinder Singh Bajwa and the political advisor to the Chief Minister Captain Sandeep Sandhu reached the meeting taking the side of the Punjab government.
The cabinet minister gave information about the cabinet meeting held by the Punjab government on Wednesday, supporting the farmers leaders. In this joint meeting, the Punjab minister also appealed to the farmers’ organizations to vacate the railway track, which they rejected. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal said that it has been decided to attend the meeting with the central government on Wednesday.
He said that representatives of all 29 organizations will go to Delhi to attend this meeting but seven members have been authorized to take some kind of decision. He told that in a meeting with the officials of the Center, only Balbir Singh Rajewal, Jagmohan Singh, Darshan Pal, Jagjit Singh, Kulwant Singh, Surjeet Singh and Satnam Singh Sahni will talk. No other leader involved in the meeting will speak on his behalf.
Announcing the continuation of the rail roko movement, Rajewal said that in today’s meeting, the Punjab government has been requested to make a formal announcement to call the assembly session in the meeting to be held tomorrow. After that, the farmers organization will meet again in Chandigarh on October 15 and announce the next strategy.
On this occasion, farmer leaders Kulwant Singh Sandhu, Jagjit Singh Dalwal and Buta Singh Burjgil said that none of the organizations involved in today’s meeting have withdrawn the rail roko movement. The organization that spoke of withdrawing this movement has nothing to do with today’s meeting. All the farmer leaders have announced the announcement of the next strategy only after the talks with the Center.
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