Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reached out to the thousands of farmers who have been protesting against the new farm laws passed by the Centre recently. Shah said that the government is ready to hold talks with them.
“I appeal to the protesting farmers that govt of India is ready to hold talks. Agriculture Minister has invited them on December 3 for discussion. Govt is ready to deliberate on every problem & demand of the farmers,” Shah said.
Shah assured the farmers’ unions that as soon as they shift to designated place, the government will listen to their concerns and demands even if that’s before December 3.
“If farmers’ unions want to hold a discussion before December 3 then, I want to assure you all that as soon as you shift your protest to the designated place, our government will hold talks to address your concerns the very next day,” he said.
Reacting to Amit Shah’s appeal, Capt Amarinder Singh urged the protesters to accept it.
“Urge farmers to accept Union Home Minister @AmitShah’s offer of immediate talks by shifting to the designated site for protest in national capital. Talks is the only solution to the issue & in best interest of all: @capt_amarinder,” Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to Punjab CM tweeted.
“Purpose of Dilli Chalo by farmers was not to block highways & inconvenience people but to pressurise Centre to listen to their voice. They’ve already won half the battle by bringing the Union Government to the negotiating table & should grab Amit Shah’s offer” Amarinder said.