Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of the three contentious farm laws, farmer bodies held a meeting, on Sunday, 21 November, at the Singhu protest site near Delhi-Haryana border to decide the course of action.
After the announcement, the Samyukta Kisaan Morcha had indicated that it would continue to occupy the six protest sites until the legislation is withdrawn in the Parliament's Winter Session.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait had earlier said that the agenda in the SKM meeting would be to discuss other issues, including the withdrawal of cases against protesters and the issue of farmers' deaths.
“SKM's pre-decided programmes will continue as it is including the Kisan panchayat in Lucknow on 22 November, gatherings at all borders on 26 November and the march to Parliament on 29 November,” farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said after the meeting.
"It was a good step, we welcome it. But a lot of things still remain. We'll write open letter to PM Modi. Pending demands will be mentioned in it — MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020, withdrawal of cases. We'll also demand the sacking of MoS Ajay Mishra Teni over the incident at Lakhmipur Kheri."Balbir Singh Rajewal, Farmer Leader
“For a decision on further developments, another meeting of SKM will be held on 27 November. All decisions will be taken on the basis of the situation until then,” he said.