Farmers union likely to withdraw protest

After centre assurance to provide MSP, the farmers' leaders are inclined to end their 15 months protest at the Delhi border. They will take a call after meeting with group of farmers leaders

Farmers union  likely to withdraw protest

New Delhi: Farmers who protesting against controversial farm laws will meet here to discuss end their 15 months protest at the Delhi border.

If farmers leaders accepted the proposal of the Centre and assured MSP for agricultural produce, farmers leaders would end their protest.

Recently the Center has scrapped the three farm’s laws, however, farmers leaders Rakesh Tikait categorically told that farmers will not end their protest unless the Centre provides a legal guarantee for MSP.

Farmers have welcomed the decision of the Centre, demanded the Centre provide MSP. After meeting at Delhi, five farmers team will once again meet at Singhu, where thousands of farmers have been camped for 15 years. After discussing with Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the farmers union is leading the protest of the farmers' group. Meanwhile, ahead of today's Parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting with senior ministers, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss the MSP issue.

In a significant development yesterday, sources said the centre had indicated its willingness to offer a written assurance on almost all of the farmers' demands, including a committee on MSP and the dropping of all cases - those filed during the protests and those related to stubble burning.

The farmers had then constituted the five-member panel to hold talks - talks that were to include their demand to legalise MSP and withdraw police cases against the protesters, NDTV reported.