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Government Proposal to Farmers for New Laws Still Standing: Prime Minister Modi at All-Party Meeting | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Modi said on Saturday that the government’s proposal to protest against farmers over the new farm laws still stands. Prime Minister Modi chaired an all-party meeting on Saturday to present the government’s legislative agenda for Parliament’s Budget Session.
In his virtual to party leaders, Prime Minister Modi said that his government has been continuously trying to solve the problems of protesting farmers through talks. A solution to the problems must be found through dialogue and at the same time affirming that everyone has to think about the nation, he added.
In his virtual speech to the party leaders, PM Modi said that the Union agriculture minister, NS Tomar, was just a phone call away for protesting farmers. The agriculture minister had conveyed the same to peasant leaders earlier this month, he added.
“I want to reiterate what Narendra Singh Tomar said to the farmers. He said: we are not reaching a consensus, but we are giving you the offer and you (the farmers) can go and deliberate. I am just a phone call away,” ANI quoted . the PM as saying.
On the issue of Republic Day violence, the prime minister reportedly said that “the law will follow its own course.”
Meanwhile, he also expressed regret over the vandalism of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the United States on Saturday.
“On January 30, few elements vandalized the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a foreign land. What will we give the nation by showing such hatred?”, The prime minister would have said.
At the all-party meeting, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shiv Sena’s MP Vinayak Raut and SAD’s Balwinder Singh Bhunder spoke extensively about the farmers’ unrest.
The meeting was reportedly not attended by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP).
(With contributions from the agency)

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