Amit Shah might meet farmer leaders this night; 14 union leaders to attend meet


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 8

Ahead of the December 9 meeting, Union Home Minister Amit Shah may meet farmer leaders on Tuesday evening.

He is likely to meet them at 7 pm.

As many as 14 union leaders, including BKU chief Rakesh Tikait, will meet Amit Shah in the meeting scheduled for the evening. 


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Rakesh Tikait is a son of well-known late farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, in the western area of Uttar Pradesh.

While Mahendra Singh Tikait made the BKU the voice of farmers in north India, today it is a fragmented faction with the Tikait group holding influence only in west UP.

Rakesh has contested on RLD ticket and is believed to be close to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, a reason why the meeting is being viewed with much interest.

Farmers, who have been agitating on the Delhi borders since November 26, had given a Bharat Bandh call between 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesday.

Farmer leaders and the Centre are scheduled to hold their next round of talks in New Delhi on December 9.

Farmers, who have been agitating on the Delhi borders since November 26, had given a Bharat Bandh call between 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesday.

Farmer leaders and the Centre are scheduled to hold their next round of talks in New Delhi on December 9.



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