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Amit Shah Offers Farmers Advance Talks If They Move To Burari Farm | India News


NEW DELHI: In an effort to reach out to protesting farmers who have reached Delhi’s borders, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that talks can be held ahead of the scheduled date for on December 3 if the farmer agitators move to the site in Burari that has been prepared for them where medical supplies and facilities have been arranged.
“As soon as he hits the ground in Burari, the government will call him for a talk the next day,” Shah said.
In response to the offer, Jagjit Singh, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) in Punjab, said: “Amit Shahji has asked for an early meeting on one condition. It is not good. He should have offered open-hearted talks without any conditions. “. . We will have a meeting tomorrow (Sunday) morning to decide our response. “It remains to be seen whether discussions between agricultural leaders over the offer will result in a thaw. Meanwhile, Shah will be away for most of Sunday in Hyderabad campaigning for civic elections.
The stalemate has created a siege-like situation at some of the entry points to Delhi, as farmers are busy along the roads and more are expected to arrive from other areas besides Punjab and Haryana. Officials said the government’s decision to offer accommodation in Burari also encouraged more farmers to embark for Delhi. On the part of the Center, the Burari site was intended to be a conciliatory gesture even as agriculture minister Narendra Tomar did not rule out arguing a key demand that legislative protection be granted to the provision of minimum support prices.
After Delhi police agreed on Friday to give way to protesting farmers to the capital, more and more farmers from Punjab and Haryana continued their march on Saturday and gathered at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border.
Protests against the new agricultural laws, which aim to allow the expansion of commercial areas, contract farming and the removal of stock limits, have mainly focused on Punjab and, to a lesser extent, on Haryana. Before the “Delhi Chalo” protest, the BKU leaders in western UP said they would not participate in the march, but some of them have now said that they will reach the capital.
Agricultural representatives of the AIKSCC “Samyukt Kisan” movement, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, BKU (Rajewal), BKU (Chaduni) and other organizations urged the government “to immediately address farmers’ problems and solve them instead of creating subterfuges about conversations with no solution in mind. ”
Since farmers in other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana, have also joined protests against farm laws, these groups wanted the government to expand the talks without limiting them to farmers. Punjab representatives.

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