New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the farmers’ agitation against agricultural laws on the outskirts of the national capital.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Captain Amarinder Singh said, “Discussions are going on between the farmers and the Center. I have nothing to say. I reiterated my opposition in my meeting with the Home Minister and requested him to resolve the issue, as it affects the economy of my state and the security of the nation.”
The meeting between Amit Shah and Captain Amarinder Singh took place on a day when the fourth round of talks between the government and the protesting farmers is going on. In the third round of talks, which took place on Tuesday, representatives of the farmers rejected the government’s proposal to form a panel to discuss the three laws.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is expecting positive results from the talks with farmers.
“The government is constantly discussing the issues of farmers. Today is the fourth round of talks and I am expecting a positive result,” Tomar said.
The Center is trying hard to end the opposition to the newly created agricultural laws, which are opposed by the farmer leaders. Just hours after talks with the protesting farmers, on Thursday, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Prakash said that farmers are coming for talks as a solution is expected which will be acceptable to both the government and farmers and reiterated that the Center It is clear that the minimum support price (MSP) will remain and is ready to be given in writing.
Among the three ministers who spent hours discussing with farmers, Som Prakash hails from Punjab. Farmers’ unions leading the protests are present at Vigyan Bhavan for talks with the government. He said, “We are hoping that the talks will be decisive.” If our demand is not met, the farmers will take part in the Republic Day parade held in Delhi.
Farmers are protesting against the Price Production and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 against Farmers’ Production Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020.