Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
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The minister urged him to drink tea during a break in the midst of a marathon meeting with the government over the ongoing protests over three new agricultural laws. After this the peasant leaders gave him this invitation.
The government passed three new agricultural laws in September, against which a large number of farmers are on the streets. After encroaching on the borders of Delhi, they have camped there. There is also an arrangement of anchor for food and drink. Kulwant Singh Sandhu of Jamhuri Kisan Sabha said, Tomar saheb had requested us to drink tea in the middle of the meeting. Now in return, we are inviting Tomar Saheb to come and drink tea at our protest site. Not only this, they will also be fed with jalebi and pakoda on the anchor.
As soon as he said this, a smile blossomed on the faces of the people standing nearby. He said that leaders of farmer organizations want to use the period of rest to discuss the government’s proposal to form a committee.
During the meeting, the government suggested to form a committee to consider the objections of the farmers on the new agricultural laws, but it was rejected by the representatives of the 35 farmers’ organizations that were demonstrating. The marathon meeting with three central leaders was inconclusive. The government has called the next round of meeting on December 3.