New Delhi: A day after the farmers rejected the proposal of talks from Amit Shah, the Home Minister along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met last night at BJP chief JP Nadda’s Delhi house.
The 2-hour long meeting comes after the reports said that agitating farmers are planning to block five entry points to Delhi. Yesterday, the protesting farmers had rejected home minister Amit Shah’s proposal for an early discussion on their grievances.
The farmers said the government should have approached with “an open heart” and not put preconditions. The farmers’ decision came after a meeting this morning to discuss the Home Minister’s offer.
It is to be noted that Amit Shah had said that if the farmer unions want talks with the government before December 3, they have to shift to the grounds at Burari to hold their protest in a structured manner.
The farmers’ decision comes hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his Mann ki Baat show said, “The new farm laws have opened the doors of opportunity for the Indian farmers.”
He said that the demands that the framers ‘made over the years’ which every government had promised to meet has ‘finally been met.’
Before the PM’s address, state president of Punjab Kisan Union, Ruldu Singh had said, “We will discuss on how to engage in talks with the centre. We are ready for talks with the centre only if they invite us for the same.”
He added that apart from the farm laws, they also want withdrawal of electricity amendment bill (2020).