SKM forms five-member panel for dialogue with Centre; agitation to continue cases are withdrawn
New Delhi, Dec 4: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) formed a 5-member committee to talk to the Centre to deliberate on MSP and other issues.
"It'll be the authorised body to talk to the Government. The committee will have Balbir Singh Rajewal, Shiv Kumar Kakka, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Yudhvir Singh and Ashok Dhawale," news agency ANI quotes Rakesh Tikait, who has been spearheading the farmers' protest against the three agri bills, as saying on Saturday.
The next meeting will be held on December 7 to discuss the next course of movement.
The panel will have a dialogue with the Centre on pending demands including MSP, compensation to kin of farmers who died during the movement against the agri laws and withdrawal of cases against the protesters, Tikait said.
"The leaders of all farmer organisation said that they won't go back unless cases against farmers are withdrawn. Today a clear cut signal has been sent out to the government that we're not going to take back the agitation unless all cases against farmers are taken back," farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said.
SKM member Ashok Dhawle claimed that the issues of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, compensation for martyred farmers and "false cases" lodged against farmers were discussed in the meeting.
The Centre passed the bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws, one of the main demands of the protesting farmers on November 29 on the first day of the Winter Session.