STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Start on a clean slate: P Chidambaram to government ahead of talks with protesting farmers

P Chidambaram wondered how one could expect a positive outcome when the government refuses to keep the past aside.

Published: 20th January 2021 11:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2021 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

Congress leader P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the tenth round of talks between the Centre and agitating farmers, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the ruling dispensation to start afresh and keep the past aside.

Nine rounds of talks have taken place between the government and agitating farmer unions without any concrete resolution, while the tenth round is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

"'Start on a clean slate' is the only way forward," Chidambaram tweeted.

ALSO READ: Farmers have constitutional right to take out rally - Unions

"The government should offer to begin afresh and hold talks on what needs to be done and what needs to be avoided," he said.

The Congress leader also wondered how one could expect a positive outcome when the government refuses to keep the past aside.

"How can we expect any positive outcome when government refuses to keep the past aside and start on a clean state," he said on Twitter.

ALSO READ: Such arm-twisting tactics won't weaken farmers' resolve: Amarinder on NIA notices to union leaders

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting on Delhi borders for almost two months against the Centre's three new farm laws enacted in September last year.

The farmers have alleged these laws will end the mandi and MSP procurement systems and leave them at the mercy of big corporates, even as the government has rejected these apprehensions as misplaced.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp