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  News   Punjab  03 Dec 2020  Punjab CM leaves for Delhi, to meet Amit Shah ahead of centre-farmer talks

Punjab CM leaves for Delhi, to meet Amit Shah ahead of centre-farmer talks

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Dec 3, 2020, 10:56 am IST
Updated Dec 3, 2020, 10:56 am IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will meet Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence today, ahead of the talks between the Centre
Amit Shah and Capt Amarinder
 Amit Shah and Capt Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will meet Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence today, ahead of the talks between the Centre and farmer leaders over their agitation against the new farm laws.

Sources said that Singh will hold deliberations with Shah in Delhi in an effort to work out an amicable solution to the deadlock.

Capt AmarinderCapt Amarinder

The Punjab chief minister and his Congress party have been supporting the farmers stir and the state Assembly had also passed a set of bills aimed at negating the Centre's farm legislation.

Singh had said that he and his government were willing to mediate in the talks between the Centre and the farmers in the collective interest of all.

The protesting farmers, a large number of whom are from Punjab, have been holding sit-ins for seven days on the borders of the national capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw the new farm laws if it wants them to end their stir.

Amit ShahAmit Shah

The farmer leaders and the central government are set to hold another round of discussions on Thursday after a meeting on Tuesday was inconclusive.         

Farmer unions claim the new laws will lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving farmers to the mercy of corporate houses. But the government says the system will continue and the laws will give farmers more options to sell their crops.

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