India, Dec. 24 -- Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday met a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat. Interacting with the media after the meeting, Tomar claimed that the delegation had submitted to him a letter supporting the three farm laws. He also lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who earlier in the day met President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention to repeal the three laws.

"Farmers from Baghpat have given me a letter in support of Centre's farm laws. They've told me the government shouldn't buckle under any pressure to make amendments to farm bills," news agency ANI quoted Tomar as saying after he met a delegation of 60 farmers belonging to the Kisaan Mazdoor Sangh.

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