Farmers Leave Meeting, Farm Laws

Farmers Leave Meeting Over Minister's Absence, Tear Copies Of Farm Laws

New Delhi: A meeting of 30 protesting farmers' groups from Punjab with the government regarding the contentious farm bills ended abruptly today over the absence of the Union minister for agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. The Centre had called the meeting and the farmers' groups had finally decided yesterday that they would attend.  

The meeting was attended by the agriculture secretary, but the farmers demanded the presence of the minister.  
Upset over his absence, the farmers started raising slogans inside the ministry and tore up copies of the contentious farm laws. They also said their agitation against the new laws will continue.