New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting with the farmer leaders at 3 pm today, amid protests against the recent farm laws, several Union Cabinet Ministers are meeting at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda on Tuesday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda to hold a high-level meeting over farmers' protest.

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, is also expected to join the meeting.

Narendra Singh Tomar has invited leaders of farmer unions for talks today, instead of December 30. The meeting is scheduled to be held at 3 pm on December 1 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

Citing the onset of winter season and the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomar told news agency ANI, "It is decided that the meeting should be held earlier." Meanwhile, the farmer unions had called for a meeting to decide whether they would be taking up the Centre's offer.

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Earlier, several meetings were held between Cabinet Ministers and BJP President JP Nadda over the farmers' protest.

According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking feedback from senior ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Narendra Singh Tomar.

Rajnath Singh, who has handled agriculture portfolio earlier, is learnt to be in touch with farmer leaders to find a solution to the situation.

Sources said that for the past two days, the ministers have worked the phone lines and there have been backchannel talks to find a way forward. They said various leaders from states who gave had a good rapport with the leadership of agitating farmers were also contacted.

Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm legislation has entered 6th day. More protesters converged near Delhi borders as the stir intensified, prompting the Delhi Police to beef up security and place concrete barriers at all entry points from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.