“No question of the farmer organizations closing the door on talks with the govt,” says farmers union

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Saturday told that his government’s offer on farm laws made to the protesting farmers “still stands” and it was a “phone call away” for talks.

On Saturday, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that there is no question of farmer unions closing the door on talks with the Indian government adding that they had noted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements made earlier in the day about the government’s sticking to its offer.

The farmer union’s statement came after Modi in an all-party meeting earlier in the day told that his government’s offer on farm laws made to the protesting farmers “still stands” and it was a “phone call away” for talks.

The statement signed by SKM leader Darshan Pal stated that farmers will continue to seek a complete repeal of the three controversial farm laws and legal promise guaranteeing Minimum Support Price.

The statement read, “Samyukta Kisan Morcha noted the statement made by the Prime Minister about the Centre standing by its offer… Farmers have come all the way to the doorsteps of Delhi to converse with their elected government and therefore, there is no question of the farmer organizations closing the door on talks with the government.”

The protesting farmer leaders observed a one-day fast on January 31,  Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary across the country.

The next round of talks between the farmers and the government is scheduled for February 2.

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