PM assures farmers in all party meeting

Opposition parties, which had boycotted the President's address to Parliament protesting the Farm Laws, did attend the all-party meeting.

Before starting with the budget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised on the need for fewer disruptions for a smooth functioning of the parliament. PM tries to address the concerns of smaller parties in an all-party meeting; he also said that it is for the bigger parties to ensure that parliament functions smoothly. Opposition parties, which had boycotted the President's address to Parliament protesting the Farm Laws, did attend the all-party meeting.

In the all-party meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut, and SAD's Balwinder Singh Bhunder spoke at length on farmers agitation; JDU MP RCP Singh supported the laws.
 
During the meeting, the PM Narendra Modi assured that the government is approaching the issue of farm laws with an open mind. He said that the government's stand is the same as it was on 22 January and the proposal given by the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar still stands. He reiterated that the Tomar is just a phone call away for taking forward the talks with the farmers.
 
Prime Minister said that the law will take its own course referring the violence of 26 January rally. PM Modi also highlighted the role India can play to further global good in many sectors. He referred to the skills and prowess of our people, which can be a force multiplier for global prosperity.
 
Farmers are still protesting against the Centre's Farm Laws at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders for the 66th consecutive day.

 

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