Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter’s residence to help workout an amicable solution to the current stand-off between the Centre and farmers over the new farm laws.
The meeting is being held simultaneously with the interaction between the agitating farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan, sources said.
“Discussion is going on between farmers and Centre, there’s nothing for me to resolve. I reiterated my opposition in my meeting with Home Minister and requested him to resolve the issue as it affects the economy of my state and security of the nation.”
Most of the farmers participating in the protests against the farm laws are from Punjab and Haryana.
Singh has announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the two farmers Gurjant Singh and Gurbachan Singh , hailing from districts Mansa and Moga respectively, who died during ongoing Farm law protests.
Singh had earlier said that he and his government were willing to mediate in the talks between the Centre and the farmers in the collective interest of all.
The protesting farmers, a large number of whom are from Punjab, have been holding sit-ins on the borders of the national capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw the new farm laws if it wants them to end their stir.