Govt attempting to resolve points raised by protesting farmers by way of talks: Modi at all-party assembly


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told leaders of various political parties that his government had been continually trying to resolve the issues raised by protesting farmers through talks, sources said.

Addressing floor leaders of various political parties at the customary all-party meeting convened by the government for the smooth conduct of the Budget Session, the Prime Minister said the Centre’s proposal on the three new agriculture laws still stood, sources said.

Citing the Prime Minister’s address at the virtual meeting, they said Modi told the leaders that Narendra Tomar was just a phone call away for the protesting farmers and the Union Agriculture Minister had conveyed the same to farmer leaders earlier this month.

The all-party meeting is convened for the government to put forth its legislative agenda before political parties. Leaders from various parties flag issues they wish to raise during the meeting.

At Friday’s meeting, various leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay of Trinamool Congress, Balwinder Singh Bhunder of Shiromani Akali Dal and Vinayak Raut of Shiv Sena raised the issue of protesting farmers, sources said. With PTI



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