Farmer Protest : Amit Shah likely to join key farmer-ministers meeting

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to participate in a much-awaited meeting between farmers and a high-level cabinet ministers’ team here on Tuesday.

Sources said that Shah may join the meeting scheduled at 3 p.m. at Vigyan Bhawan in Central Delhi as demanded by the farmers.

The inputs came after Shah went through two back-to-back meetings on farmers issue at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President J.P. Nadda’s Motilal Nehru Marg residence on Tuesday in which union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal participated.

However, there is no official announcement on whether Shah, who has been engaged in two meetings since 11.30 a.m., would attend the meetings with a group of 36 farmer unions heading towards the venue.

Meanwhile, a source confirmed that Rajnath Singh, Tomar and Goyal will hold talks with farmer unions who would put forth their demands such as rollback of three farm laws enacted in September during the Monsoon Session of Parliament and new amendments to these legislations.

As the farmer unions have decided to accept Central government’s invitation to hold talks, the source said Shah is likely to be present in the talks so that they get an idea about their importance for the government.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at the Delhi border since November 26.

At present, these farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders demanding that the Centre repeal the three farm laws enacted by Parliament.

They agreed to talks with the government on Tuesday afternoon after a three-hour long meeting at Singhu border followed by Agriculture Minister’s late-night invitation to them. Earlier, the government had decided to hold talks with the farmers on December 3.

IANS

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