Government May Agree To Amend Farm Laws, PM Meets Top Ministers: Sources

Government May Agree To Amend Farm Laws, PM Meets Top Ministers: Sources

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December 5, 2020

Hours before the fifth round of talks between the government and protesters over the contentious farm laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's house, say sources, adding the centre may consider amending the laws. Amid growing support, thousands of farmers camping around Delhi-borders are insistent on the laws being repealed. Two rounds of talks this week have fallen through despite repeated assurances from the centre on the minimum support price or MSP. This is the biggest farmers' protest in years and numbers continue to swell at Delhi's borders amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected over 96 lakh people across India.

New Delhi, 05 December 2020

PM Modi is believed to have been briefed about the changes in the contentious laws at the first such meeting at his house amid the protests, say sources. Today's talks - the third in a week - will take place at 2 pm at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan where Mr Tomar and Union Minister Piyush Goyal will be present. "Farmers' doubts will be cleared in today's meeting with the centre. In recent meetings, some issues were clarified. It's politics by opposition... they're instigating the protest. The meeting will be fruitful and we expect farmers will roll back protest," Junior Agriculture Minister Kailash Choudhary said today. Home Minster Amit Shah has met  Rajnath Singh, Mr Tomar, Mr Goyal several times this week over the issue, say sources.

Source -NDTV


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