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Amit Shah Meet Agriculture Minister Last Night At JP Nadda Residence As Farmers Threaten To Block Delhi
According to the government, the new laws will remove middlemen and improve farmers' earnings by allowing them to sell produce anywhere in the country.
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New Delhi: The Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar last night met at BJP chief JP Nadda's Delhi house, said the sources, hours after the farmers protesting in and around Delhi has rejected the centre's proposal of the holiday early talks to discuss their grievances.
The government held the discussion on the protest by the thousands of farmers that began last week. The meeting, which came as the protestors threatened to block five entry points to Delhi, reported went on for over two hours.
Amit Shah amid the massive protest against the three contentious agriculture laws on Saturday said that the government was ready to deliberate on "every problem and demand".
However the Home Minister had said the protest will have to be shifted to a designated venue if the farmers wanted to hold an early discussion with the government, the talks have been scheduled for December 3.
The top BJP leader, during the meeting also discussed the sparring between the CM of Haryana and Punjab in the last few days over the farm law and about the handling of the protest after the farmers began their march to Delhi last week and crossed borders of the three states, said the sources.
The protesters over the last few days have faced water cannons, tear gas, and police barricades.
The farmers have also threatened to block the roads to the national capital from five entry points - Sonipat, Rohtak, Jaipur, Ghaziabad-Hapur, and Mathura. "We've decided that we'll never go to Burari Park (protest site suggested by the government) as we got proof that it's an open jail. Delhi Police told the Uttarakhand Farmers Association chief that they'll take them to Jantar Mantar but instead locked them at Burari Park," Surjeet Phul, Bharatiya Kisan Union president, told reporters on Sunday.
"Instead of going to open jail in Burari, we've decided that we will gherao Delhi by blocking five main entry points to Delhi. We've got ration for four months with us, so there's nothing to worry about. Our Operations Committee will decide everything," he added.
The protest, planned for over two months, has the support of 500 farmer's organizations.Farm union leaders claim some 3 lakh farmers are participating in the protest march
The new farm laws as per the government will remove middlemen and improve the farmers ' earning by allowing them to sell produce anywhere in the country.