Come to our langar for jalebi, pakoda along with tea: Farmer union leaders to Narendra Singh Tomar

After Agriculture Minister Narendra offered tea to farmer union leaders during a meeting on Tuesday, the latter, in return, invited the minister to their protest site and offered to serve him ‘jalebi’ and ‘pakoda’ along with tea at their langar (community kitchen).

Lunch being served at protest site. (Image: PTI)

Amid the ongoing protest at Delhi border points, farmer union leaders on Tuesday invited Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to their protest site and offered to serve him ‘jalebi’ and ‘pakoda’ along with tea at their langar (community kitchen).

The farmer union leaders’ invitation came just after they were offered tea by Narendra Singh Tomar during a marathon meeting with the Centre over their protest against the three new farm laws.

Jamhuri Kisan Sabha’s Kulwant Singh Sandhu told news agency PTI, “Tomar Saheb requested us to have tea during the break between the meeting, but we in return extended him an invitation to accompany us to our protest site where we are serving tea along with jalebi and pakodas in langar. This led to laughter all around.”

He further said that farmers’ unions leaders wanted to utilise the break time to discuss the government’s offer of forming committee.

At the meeting, the government suggested setting up a committee to look into issues raised by farmers protesting against new farm laws

The deadlock between protesting farmers and the Centre continued as no consensus was arrived at the meeting held between farmers’ leader and government ministers on Tuesday. The agitating farmers refused to accept the Centre’s proposal to form a committee to discuss the contentious farm laws and said that their only demand is the complete rollback of the three legislations.

The government has called for another round of discussions on Thursday, December 3.

(With inputs from PTI)

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