Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is expected to meet Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence here on Thursday, ahead of talks between the Center and peasant leaders over the agitation against the new agricultural laws.
Sources said Singh will hold a meeting with Shah in Delhi on Thursday morning in an attempt to bring a amicable solution to deadlock.
The Punjab Chief Minister has backed the farmers’ uproar and the state assembly has approved the aim of defying the farm’s agricultural legislation.
Singh said he and his government were ready to intervene in the dialogue between the center and the farmers in the collective interest of all.
The protesting farmers, most of them Punjab-based, have been marching for seven days on the border of the nation’s capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw new agricultural laws if they want to end their uproar.
Farmers leaders and the central government are set to hold another round of talks on Thursday after Tuesday’s meeting was uncertain.
Farmers’ unions claim that the new laws will result in the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving farmers at the mercy of corporate institutions. But the government says the system will continue and the laws will give farmers more options to sell their crops.


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