Farmers meeting with Amit Shah amid protest across India: Amid Bharat Bandh, the farmers, protesting against the farm laws 2020, are all set to meet the Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that “We (farmers) have a meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 7 pm today. We are going to the Singhu Border now and from there we will go to the Home Minister.”
According to the information, a delegation of 13 farm leaders will go to the meeting including 9 farm leaders from Punjab.
It is pertinent to mention that the farmers have got the proposal, for the December 9 meeting, from the Central government.
Meanwhile, during a press conference, RS Mansa, Punjab Kisan Union at Singhu border, said that “We do not want to cause any inconvenience to anyone from Delhi or Haryana, we should be allowed to hold a protest at Ramlila Ground.”
Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said that “the Home Minister Amit Shah has called us for a meeting today, we will participate.”
“Government has been shaken by our protest. Initially, they didn’t want to talk to us. Now HM has called us at 7 pm,” Farmers’ Union leader, at the Singhu Border.
The whole nation is witnessing the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers in a protest against the farm laws 2020.
The December 9 meeting was called by the Central government as the fifth round of talks went inconclusive. The meeting had witnessed a major rift as the farmers had opted to remain silent and sought a clear answer, Yes or No. The farmers are demanding that three farm laws be repealed while the government had offered to do 99 percent amendments.
The farmers’ have been protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.