New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda to hold a high-level meeting over farmers’ protest.
Tomar on late Monday night said that the government has invited farmer organisations for talks on Tuesday at 3 pm at the Vigyan Bhawan as the stir by farmers against the agri laws appeared to intensify.
Citing the onset of winter season and the COVID-19 pandemic, Tomar told, “It is decided that the meeting should be held earlier.” Meanwhile, the farmer unions had called for a meeting to decide whether they would be taking up the Centre’s offer.
Earlier today, Jt Secy, Punjab Kisan Sangarsh Committee in Delhi said, “There are more than 500 groups of farmers in the country, but the government has invited only 32 groups for talks. The rest haven’t been called. We won’t be going for talks till all groups are called.”
Farmers Break Barricades
Protesting farmers on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border near Ghazipur on Tuesday tried to enter the national capital by breaking the barricades. However, they were soon pacified by their own leaders.
Some of them tried to break the police barricades with their tractors, and some others tried to push through the cordon.