Farmers Postpone Tractor Rally; Bill To Repeal Farm Laws Will Be Tabled In Parliament On Monday

New Delhi, Nov 19: Farmers celebrate at Singhu Border after the Central government agreed to repeal the three farm laws, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

The farmers protesting against farm laws have postponed the tractor rally scheduled on November 29, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference here, Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said, “After a meeting, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has decided to postpone the proposed tractor rally to Parliament on November 29.”

The tractor rally was scheduled to press for a statutory guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops among other things. The first day of the winter session of the Parliament will commence on November 29.

Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged farmers to end their agitation. “The bill to repeal the three farm laws will be tabled in the Parliament on the first day of the winter session (on November 29). PM Narendra Modi has announced to constitute a committee to deliberate on the issues of crop diversification, zero-budget farming, and making the MSP system more transparent and effective. This committee will have representatives from farmers’ organizations,” Tomar told news agency ANI.

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The BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in Parliament on Monday when the Minister tables the bill to repeal the farm laws. The farmers’ body also said that it will decide the next course of action in its next meeting on December 4.

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre will bring necessary bills in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning later this month to repeal the farm laws. The Prime Minister also said that the government will constitute a committee to work on a new framework for Minimum Support Price (MSP).

(With ANI Inputs)

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