Farmers prevented collection of fees at toll plazas in Haryana and parts of western UP on Saturday, the 17th day of protest on Delhi borders, even as they announced that they would intensify their agitation by observing a day-long hunger strike on December 14. While the heads of all the 32 farm organisations will sit on fast from 8am to 5 pm, BKU (Chadauni) president Gur meet Singh Chadauni said he would go on indefinite hunger strike from December 19, the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Amid the prevailing deadlock between farmers and the central government over the new farm laws, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter’s residence on Sunday. Meanwhile, the farmers’ agitation in and around Delhi entered its 18th day on Sunday, with farmers threatening to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway. On December 11, the government had sent a proposal to the protesting farmers with some possible amendments in the laws. However, the farmers had rejected the government’s proposal and demanded the repealing of laws. They said they will intensify the agitation if the laws are not repealed.