Indian Home Minister Amit Shah held direct talks on Tuesday (December 6) evening to hold talks with agitating farmers. However, no solution has been found so far. Farmer leaders remained adamant as the government did not agree to repeal the three controversial laws. According to Anandbazar, the meeting of farmer leaders with the ministers of the Modi government has been canceled on Wednesday (9 December).
According to sources, the Anandbazar newspaper said that the government would send a letter with a resolution by 11 am on Wednesday. After that, the leaders of the farmers’ organization will meet at 12 noon on the Singhu border. Krishan Sabha general secretary Hannan Mollah said that the government had repeatedly said the same thing in the last five meetings. We asked Amit Shah to say something new. What is the use of saying the same thing? Let us see what the government offers in writing. Whether or not we attend the next meeting will be decided tomorrow. However, the probability is low.
The Modi government had earlier indicated that it amended the law to allow farmers to go to court against contract farming, registration of traders before purchasing corporate, even corporate entities in disputes in markets outside APMC Will agree to do. The government is also ready to guarantee the MSP to purchase government crops. But the farmer leaders rejected the proposal in the last meeting. They are adamant on repealing those three agricultural laws.
Before the meeting, however, farmer leaders said they only wanted to hear “yes” or “no” from the Home Minister on the demand to repeal the three agricultural laws, ensure minimum support prices for crops, or meet the MSP. The sudden meeting of the country’s Home Minister Amit Shah with the farmers also sparked controversies. Leaders of farmer organizations are concerned about whether the government is trying to break their unity. However, many leaders agreed not to attend the meeting at Shah’s residence. To be precise, the meeting will be held in the guest house of Pusar Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The peasant leaders were taken from the home minister’s residence there.