Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 29
Amid Home Minister Amit Shah’s offer to hold discussions at the earliest, thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana, gathered at Singhu and Tikri borders near Delhi to protest the Centre’s three farm laws, are set to decide the next course of action on Sunday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appealed to the farmers to shift to the Burari ground in the national capital to stage their protest and said the Centre is ready to hold discussions with them as soon as they move to the designated place. Shah’s offer to advance talks with farmers from December 3 and his statement reflecting the Centre’s willingness to listen to the farmers is a welcome step, said the CM in a statement here.
He said the only solution to the current stalemate over the farm laws issue is discussion.
The farmers had refused to shift to Nirankari Ground in Burari, sealing the national Capital from both sides on Saturday. They laid siege to the highway on a stretch of over 3 km each from Singhu border towards Murthal and Tikri towards Bahadurgarh.
The farmers said they had called a crucial meeting on Sunday to decide the next course of action. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), one of the largest farmer organisations in Punjab, said they would not go to the Burari Ground in Delhi.—with PTI