Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said that the farmer leaders, protesting against the three farm laws, have some “secret agenda” behind their opposition to the central legislation.
This is indicated by the fact that the farmers' union leaders have never been able to support their objections to the laws with any sound logic during their talks with the Centre, he alleged, while talking to the mediapersons in Ambala.
He pointed out that the Centre has never closed its doors for talks with the protesting farmers.
Vij made the remarks a day after Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is ready to resume talks with protesting farmers but asked the unions to point out their objections to the provisions of the three farm laws with sound logic.
“The Union Agriculture Minister has clearly said the doors for talks are open. The government never closed its doors. There have already been 11-12 rounds of talks earlier. But farmers' union leaders have not even once been able to point out what their objections to the farm laws are,” Vij said.
"They have not been able to point out the objections. From this, it appears that their agenda is not farm laws, but they have some secret agenda,” he added.
Notably, scores of farmers have been camping at Delhi's borders since November last year, demanding the rollback of laws and the enactment of a new law to guarantee the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.
Several rounds of talks between the agitating farmers and the government have failed to break the deadlock over these contentious laws.