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BKU protest march: Rajnath meets agri minister to discuss farmers' demands

The home minister also spoke to chief of BKU Naresh Tikait over phone

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rajnath Singh
File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: @ANI

Rajnath Tuesday held discussions with and a few others on how to resolve the farmers' issues and pacify them.

The development comes after farmers marching towards as part of the Bharatiya Kisan Union's (BKU) protest call over demands ranging from farm to cut in fuel prices, were stopped at the Delhi-border Tuesday with police using water cannons to disperse them.

The also spoke to of BKU Naresh Tikait over phone and conveyed the government's keenness to address their demands.

The issues of immediate consideration of the government include lifting the Green Tribunal's order to ban 10-year-old tractors, uniform and complete procurement of crops, uniformity in in the country, in the country, farmers' and equal pension to both farmers and agricultural labourers.

Those who attended the meeting include Union for agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat,Suresh Rana, Rajiv Gauba, of the Police

First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 15:10 IST