Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Dushyant Chautala on Saturday wrote to PM Modi urging him to resume talks with farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws for over 100 days at the Delhi borders. Chautala suggested that a team of 3-4 cabinet ministers restart discussion while adding that he believes that every problem has a solution through mutual discussions.
"I would like to bring to your kind attention that our ''Annadattas'' are on roads at Delhi border agitating in respect of newly enacted three farm laws of the Central government. It is a matter of concern that such agitation is going on for more than hundred days," Mr Chautala wrote in the letter dated April 15.
"The earlier discussion between the central government and farmers' union brought a few solutions to the concerns raised by Samyukt Morcha. In this regard, a team consisting of three to four senior cabinet ministers may lead the delegation for resuming talks with farmers so as to bring an amicable conclusion in this issue," it read.
The deputy chief minister wrote the letter days after state's home minister Anil Vij's missive to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, saying talks with farmers should be resumed to resolve the issue.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been camping at the borders of Delhi for over a hundred days now. They have been demanding a repeal of the three farm laws enacted by the Centre last September, saying the laws will weaken the minimum support price system, leaving them at the mercy of corporates.