Home Minister Amit Shah will address farmers in the evening, a day ahead of the government’s sixth round of negotiation.
The Home Minister decided this as the farmers protest led to a nationwide shutdown. This shutdown has disrupted road and rail transport in some parts of the nation as well as highways, markets, and supplies.
Farmers leader Rakesh Tikait said, “I received a phone call. Amit Shah has called a meeting. We have been called at 7 pm.” He represents various farmers groups who are currently protesting on the highways near Delhi.
Political parties like Congress, NCP, Aam Aadmi Party, DMK, and TRS have backed the protest. On Friday, a meeting between the center and farmers, even after seven hours failed to make a decision and end the protest.
Farmer unanimously have rejected the new farm laws and they have demanded the central government to scrap them. The farmers fear it will reduce their earning and leave them penniless.
Leader of All-India Kisan Sabha, Balkaran Singh Brar said, “The government suggested an amendment in all three laws. But the farmers’ organization unanimously said all the three laws should be repealed. The government assured that they can consider new laws on Minimum Support Price.”
Several farmers are protesting near new farmer laws near the Delhi-Haryana border.