BJP top brass in huddle over farm protest fallout in 40 LS seats in Jat belt -Liz Mathew

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published Published on Feb 17, 2021   modified Modified on Feb 17, 2021

-The Indian Express

Party chief J P Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah met MPs, MLAs and district leaders against the backdrop of a string of mahapanchayats by protesting farm leaders in the sugar belt.

WARY over the farmer agitation spreading across the Jat belt, the BJP top brass Tuesday held talks with party leaders from Haryana, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh, resuming their attempts to find ways to end the stalemate.

Party chief J P Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah met MPs, MLAs and district leaders against the backdrop of a string of mahapanchayats by protesting farm leaders in the sugar belt.

Also present were Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan, who belongs to the Jat community. Sources said Shah asked party leaders to intensify their campaign to explain the benefits of the three laws and ensure those who are “misleading” farmers get a “fitting reply from people.”

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The Indian Express, 17 February, 2021, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/farmers-protest-farm-laws-bjp-lok-sabha-seats-7191730/


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