Amit Shah’s talks with farmer leaders fail

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Home Minister Amit Shah’s unscheduled meeting on Tuesday evening with protesting farmer leaders failed. After Shah’s effort to break the deadlock, the meeting with Agriculture Minister Naresh Tomar – the sixth since the protests started – has been called off.

The meeting is largely perceived as the highest level intervention from the government. The protest has been hailed as the largest peaceful protest in terms of participation in the history of mankind.

“No meeting will be held between farmers and the government tomorrow (Wednesday). The minister has said a proposal will be given to farmer leaders tomorrow (Wednesday). Farmer leaders will hold a meeting to discuss the proposal,” Hannan Mollah, the general secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha told NDTV.

Farmer leaders were shown a presentation on how the government is intending to implement the new bill.

Government will be sending a proposal to protesting farmer leaders to consider, but leaders hint they are not ready to take any other deal than take back the new laws.