Government to send fresh proposals day after Amit Shah’s talks with farmer leaders yield no headway
Government to send fresh proposals to farmers over the new 3 agriculture laws.
A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s meeting with farmer leaders failed to break the logjam, the government will send fresh proposals to the farmers over the three agri laws that are at the heart of agitation. The farmer’s leaders have called a meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss whether to consider the government’s proposal.
Earlier on Tuesday night, Amit Shah met farmer leaders at the PUSA institute. According to a PTI report, Shah offered to amend the three laws. But the farmer leaders rejected the government’s offer, saying they will settle for nothing less than the scrapping.
The meeting was attended by a select group of 13 farmer leaders. Shah who was accompanied by Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, and Som Parkash, requested farmer leaders to end the agitation and said the government will send proposals in writing.
“The meeting was positive. The government will give a proposal to farmer leaders which will be discussed. We want the withdrawal of the three farm bills but government wants amendments in the bills,” Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson, Bhartiya Kisan Union, told ANI after meeting with Shah.
According to a PTI report, a few leaders who attended the meeting favoured necessary amendments and assurances on the MSP and the mandi system rather than a complete repeal of the laws.