Government invite farmers for talk: Union Government has invited the leaders of farmer unions agitating on the Delhi-Punjab Border to hold the dialogue at 3 pm on Tuesday. Farmer leaders will be considering whether to accept or reject the invitation on Tuesday morning.
Union Minister Amit Shah called on Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar after the defiant farmers refused to budge from their position and lift the blockade from highways leading to the national capital. The farmers disagreed to relocate their protest to a government-designated site. The farmers were to decide regarding the invitation of talks in a meeting on Tuesday morning.
Union Minister Shah had also met Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to assess the situation. The protestors have now threatened to block five entry points, which may pile up misery on commuters. Delhi Police diverted commuters to alternate routes.
Farmers are also getting supports from Khap Panchayats of Haryana, who have pledged to join forces with the farmers. The most controversial, however, is the participation of Shaheen Bagh protestors. Shaheen Bagh protest led to an anti-Hindu riot, resulting in deaths of dozens of people and loss of millions worth of property.