New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that farmers from Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat has given him a letter in support of Centre’s farm laws. His statement came after he held a meeting with a delegation of 60 farmers belonging to Kisaan Majdoor Sangh from Baghpat. Also Read - Farmers Prepared To Protest Till May 2024: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the minister said, “Farmers from Baghpat have given me a letter in support of Centre’s Farm Laws. They’ve told me that govt shouldn’t buckle under any pressure to make amendments to Farm bills.” Also Read - Farmers Can Ask For What They Want Except Repeal of Farm Laws: Agriculture Minister

This meeting with members of Kisaan Majdoor Sangh happened as the farmers’ agitation entered the 29th day against the three contentious farm laws. Thousands of farmers have been protesting against the government, blocking various Delhi borders including Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Chilla on Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-Uttar Pradesh routes. Also Read - Doubling Farmers Income Biggest Priority of Modi Govt: Amit Shah

The agriculture minister also slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying, “Whatever Rahul Gandhi says, even Congress doesn’t take it seriously. Today when he went to register his protest with President with signatures, these farmers told me that no one from Congress came to them to get their signature.”

Earlier in the day, the Congress leader met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and demanded a joint session of Parliament to repeal the three agri laws. After the meeting, he also alleged that there is “no democracy in India” and it exists “only in imagination”. He said, “If the prime minister does not repeal these laws, the country will suffer.”