Tomar, who is leading the negotiations with about 40 farmer unions along with Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, assured that the minimum support price (MSP) will continue and mandi system will be strengthened . In an apparent attack on the Left parties, the minister said they were still speaking the language they used in 1962 when India went to war with China.
The Delhi Assembly, meanwhile, witnessed high drama when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and fellow AAP MLAs tore the copies of the three new agri laws. As the Assembly passed a resolution against the legislations, Kejriwal said he cannot betray the farmers of the country.
Addressing the Assembly, he also alleged the laws have been made for “electoral funding of the BJP and not the farmers”. At the apex court, senior lawyer Harish Salve, appearing for one of the parties in connection with the plea for removal of the protestors, raised the issue of people of Delhi-NCR facing serious difficulties due to the ongoing stir as it is seriously inhibiting the supply of essential goods to the city because of restrictions on the free movement of goods vehicles.