During the last ten days, many discussions took place with several meetings between PV Rajagopal, leader of the Jan Satyagraha, with different ministers including the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. Negotiations are mainly focused on land reforms and right to shelter, and the necessary institutions and mechanisms to implement these policies. As a result of several rounds of discussion, an agreement is being drafted. Four ministers are expected to attend the gathering in Gwalior on October 2 to present the final outcome in front of the people.
In the programme, various scholars, activists, Gandhian leaders and ministers will address the gathering and start the footmarch if demands are not met. Mobilisation of international support and negotiations with the government are also getting more intense. Yesterday morning, P.V. Rajagopal and some senior activists of Ekta Parishad also met senior representatives of high profile Indian corporations on the land issues.
On this occasion, some of the international representatives attending the gathering to support the programme, will also be available to talk to journalists; among them Karima Delli (France), Member European Parliament of the French Green Party, Mazide N’Diaye (Senegal), former election commissioner and founder of the social organizations RADI and SONED, Jagat Basnet (Nepal), founder of Community Self-Reliance and other personalities.