Farmer Leaders’ Meeting With Amit Shah Fails, Govt Adamant On Not Repealing Farm Laws

Bharatiya Kisan Sabha general secretary Hanan Mollah said, “Home minister Amit Shah made it clear that the government will not repeal the agricultural laws.”


New Delhi| The meeting that lasted till late Tuesday between farmer leaders agitating against the agriculture law and Union Home Minister Amit Shah remained inconclusive. Coming out of the meeting, All India Kisan Sabha general secretary Hanan Mollah said that the government is not ready to withdraw the contentious farm laws. In such a situation, there will be no meeting between the government and farmers at Vigyan Bhavan on Wednesday.

He informed that Amit Shah has said that the govt will make a proposal to the farmers leaders on Wednesday. The farmers will hold a meeting on the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) at 12 noon to discuss the proposal.

Earlier, farmer leaders were taken to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s International Guest House for a meeting with the Home Minister. When the farmers first came to know about the virtual meeting, they protested. Angered by this, they left for the Singhu border. After this, the officers gave full information to Shah. Later the Home Minister’s meeting with the farmers started.

Bharatiya Kisan Sabha general secretary Hanan Mollah said, “The home minister made it clear that the government will not repeal the agricultural laws. Shah ji said that the amendments the government is in favor of will be given in writing tomorrow. We will take a decision about joining the meeting after discussing with all 40 farmers unions about written amendments.”

He also said that farmers do not want amendment. They want these laws to be repealed. There is no middle ground here.

Mollah said that a final decision will be taken on Wednesday afternoon to join the sixth round of talks in a meeting with farmer leaders on the Singhu border. Earlier, 13 farmers’ leaders were called for this meeting with Shah. The meeting started at eight o’clock at night. Of the farmer leaders, 8 were from Punjab while five were from other farmer organizations across the country.


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