Farmers Protest in Delhi: This was the second meeting between the top BJP Leader’s in less than 48 hours amid massive protests against contentious farm laws in and around Delhi.
Senior Cabinet Ministers Piyush Goyal and Narendra Tomar had meeting with the farmers protesting in and around Delhi since last week. This was the second meeting between the top BJP leaders in less than 48 hours amid massive protests against contentious farm laws in and around Delhi.
Over the last five days, thousands of farmers, braving water cannons, tear gas and barricades of the Haryana police, have reached the borders of Delhi. While some of them have managed to enter the city, the rest are sitting at the border areas, saying they are ready to do what it takes to see the end of the three farm laws passed by parliament earlier this year.
Farmers Reject Centre’s Offer For Panel Discussion Farm Laws;
The Centre has suggested the formation of a committee to sort out the differences over farm laws an idea that was turned down by the protesting farmers, sources said as the two sides met in Delhi this afternoon.
Three ministers started talking with farmers’ representatives as protests over the new farm laws intensified. More farmers from Punjab and khaps from Haryana are making their way to the national capital, demanding that the laws be repealed.
Though the government is firm that the laws will not be withdrawn, sources said it will try to dispel concerns about the minimum support price and mandis. The farmers said the protests will continue if their demands are not accepted.