2020 Indian Farmers Protest: Farmers from Uttarakhand today met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to extend their support to three farm laws at the centre of ongoing protest in Punjab and Haryana. MoS Agriculture Kailash Choudhury and Uttarakhand Education Minister Arvind Pandey were also present in the meeting, ANI reported.
Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah met agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and MoS Commerce Som Prakash to discuss ongoing protests over Farm Laws. The farmers have intensified their protests as more and more farmers from Punjab are joining the protests near Delhi. The farmers have been demanding the repeal of laws and guarantee of minimum support price (MSP). The Centre has made it clear that it will not take back laws but is ready to give a written assurance on MSP.
The farmer union leaders have said they will sit on a hunger strike on Monday. Farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu yesterday said that thousands of farmers will start their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march with their tractors from Rajasthan’s Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 AM on Sunday.