Amit Shah’s meeting with farmer leaders fails to break deadlock over farm laws


Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held talks with farmers, a day ahead of the government’s sixth round of scheduled negotiations to end the deadlock over the farm laws. However, no consensus was formed between the two parties. Post the meeting, a farmer leader said that the government would come up with a proposal on Wednesday. He said that the meeting slated for December 9 would not take place.

“No meeting will be held between farmers and government today. The minister has said that a proposal will be given to the farmer leaders tomorrow. Farmer leaders will hold a meeting over govt’s proposal. The government is not ready to roll back the farm laws,” All India Kisan Sabha General Secretary Hannan Mollah told reporters.

As many as 13 farmer leaders met Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal. The meeting was first scheduled to be held at Amit Shah’s official residence, but was later shifted to Pusa Agricultural Institute campus.

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