High-level meeting of Home Minister Shah, Defense Minister and Agriculture Minister with BJP President Nadda on seeing the fast performance of farmers

In view of the fast performance of farmers in Delhi, the top leaders of the central government met on Sunday night.

30th November, 2020

In view of the intensifying farmer movement in the national capital, the central government is preparing at every level to discuss its solution. The issue was discussed in a high-level meeting at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda on Sunday evening. The meeting was attended by BJP President JP Nadda along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

Farmers' movement non-political: Shah

At the same time, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has termed the agitation of farmers against agricultural reforms as non-political. Shah said in Hyderabad that new agricultural laws have been formulated keeping in mind the welfare of farmers. Whoever wants to oppose the new agricultural laws for political reasons, but I have never said that the farmers' movement is political nor will I ever say so.

Government ready for talks: Tomar

The Home Minister said that in a democracy everyone has the right to take a different view on the same thing. All three agricultural laws are beneficial for farmers. Meanwhile, in an interview with news agency ANI, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is ready for talks. Peasant unions should also leave the path of movement and create an atmosphere of dialogue. He again stressed that the three agrarian reforms are in the interest of the farmers.

The government then proposed to perform in Burari

Meanwhile, the central government has once again proposed to farmers to come to Burari and perform in a peaceful manner. A proposal has been sent to the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in a letter to the Farmers Unions for talks with the High Level Committee of Ministers at Vigyan Bhawan. Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed to the farmers to hold a demonstration at Sant Nirankari Maidan in Burari and talk to the central government. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar has also said that the government is ready for talks with farmers at all times.

Cited the problems faced by the public

A senior Home Ministry official said that Ajay Bhalla's letter to the farmers unions is in connection with the proposal sent by Amit Shah. In a letter sent to Darshan Pal, the state president of the Revolutionary Farmers Union, Punjab, and 31 other agitated farmers unions on Saturday, Ajay Bhalla has cited the problems faced by the general public due to the demonstration of farmers on the Delhi border. Along with this, he has also expressed concern over the problems being faced by farmers due to cold. According to Bhalla, there is a danger of spreading the infection due to the gathering of so many farmers without any arrangement at the time of corona.

Arrangement of facilities in Burari

Ajay Bhalla has told the farmer unions that a large ground has been prepared for farmers in Burari, where facilities are arranged in a systematic way. He appealed to the farmers unions to bring all the farmers gathered on the border of Delhi to Burari ground. Here the police will allow them to perform in a democratic and peaceful manner.

Repeated Shah's offer

Ajay Bhalla reiterated Amit Shah's offer in view of the demand for early talks by some farmer unions instead of December 3. He said that talks will start with all the farmers unions on the very next day after the shift to Burari ground. As before, this conversation will not be with the Agriculture Minister alone. The talks will be held with the High Level Committee of Ministers. The government has clearly indicated that it is willing to consider and resolve the farmers' demands by offering to talk to a high level committee of ministers.

Farmer said, Center's condition not approved

At the same time, farmers have tried to surround the capital Delhi from all four sides to put pressure on the central government. Farmers from Haryana and Punjab along the Indus and Tikri borders adjoining Haryana, while Uttar Pradesh farmers are camping in large numbers at the UP gate. Not only this, farmers have completely surrounded both the routes entering Haryana from Delhi. According to the information received, the farmers have also tried to surround the paths of UP and Rajasthan. The farmers say that the condition of the central government is not acceptable to them.

Category: India: Politics


Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad