Farmers protest: Ready for talks, says Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal

Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal on Wednesday said they are ready for holding talks with the Centre over their demands, including a legal guarantee to minimum support price.

Citing media reports, Dallewal said Union Minister Anurag Thakur has, in his statement, said that the Centre was ready for holding talks and was also ready to resolve the issues of the farmers.

“We do not want to give any room to the Centre for saying that it was inviting us, but they did not accept it. That we have accepted and we are ready for talks,” he told reporters at the Shambhu border.

Dallewal said the farmer leaders have taken the consent of fellow farmers for holding talks.

“After taking their consent, we will hold talks,” he said.

“Our priority is that the talks should take place in Chandigarh,” asserted Dallewal, who is the president of Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur).

“If they (the Centre) have given an invitation after seeing all this and said they are ready to resolve their issues then we should hear them,” he added.

Replying to a question, Dallewal said that till now, no invitation has been received for holding a dialogue.

He also criticized the Centre for police action against the protesting farmers at the two borders of Punjab and Haryana.

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