Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held talks with farmers to end the deadlock over the farm laws. However, the talks remained inconclusive as both sides remained firm on their positions.
“No meeting will be held between farmers and government tomorrow (December 9). The minister has said that a proposal will be given to the farmer leaders tomorrow. Farmer leaders will hold a meeting to discuss govt’s proposal,” All India Kisan Sabha General Secretary Hannan Mollah told reporters after the meeting.
Farmer leaders met Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal at the Pusa Agricultural Institute campus. The meeting was first scheduled to be held at Amit Shah’s official residence but was later shifted.
During the last meeting on December 5, farmers’ union leaders stuck to their demand for the withdrawal of the new farm laws.
Thousands of farmers are protesting at several border points of the national capital. Opposition parties were also seen protesting in various parts of the country.
Vehicular traffic was hampered today morning as several farmers held a sit-in at Ghazipur entry point on the National Highway-24 that connects Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Protesting farmers blocked Chandigarh highway as part of their ‘Bharat Bandh’ call.
The farmers’ unions have been protesting since November 26, demanding an immediate withdrawal of the farm laws.