Saturday, April 17, 2021
Home Latest india news Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar claims Punjab CM's aides leading farmers' protest

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar claims Punjab CM’s aides leading farmers’ protest

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday blamed his Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh for the farmers’ protest where thousands of farmers are stationed outside Delhi as part of their Dilli Chalo march in protest against the Centre’s farm laws.

Khattar’s statement has come two days after a Twitter battle between the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana. Thanking Haryana Police, Khattar said Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is fanning the farmers’ protest and his office-bearers are also leading the protest. Khattar told reporters that it is farmers from Punjab who are protesting and Haryana farmers have stayed away from this protest, which could be his way of telling the BJP leadership that he has quelled any such opposition.

Like in his Twitter exchange with Amarinder Singh, Khattar repeated his claim that he had tried to contact Singh about the farmer’s march but had not got any response. Condemning the use of lathis, water cannon and teargas shells on farmers by Haryana Police, Amarinder Singh had urged Manohar Lal Khattar on Twitter to clear the protesters’ way to Delhi. He tweeted that clear the highway for farmers, don’t push them to the brink and allow them to raise their voice to Delhi peacefully.

Asking for the reason behind stopping farmers from moving to Delhi, Singh had attacked the Haryana government. He said the use of brute force against peaceful protesters is undemocratic and unconstitutional. Responding to Singh, Khattar had said he had been trying to reach out to him for the last 3 days but the phone was unreachable, which, the Haryana CM claimed, reflected on Singh’s seriousness in resolving the issue. Khattar said Singh is too far from talks but is just busy tweeting.

Read Also: Punjab youth Navdeep Singh who turned off water cannon booked for attempt to murder

Farmers from several states, though predominantly from Punjab, have been marching towards Delhi against the farm laws and the Haryana Police had been instructed to stop them. Apart from lathicharges, water cannons and tear gassing, the police had also set up barricades with barbed wire to stop farmers.

Most Popular

MI vs SRH preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad need more batting consistency against defending Champion Mumbai Indians

Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow have hit fifties but their contributions haven't translated into wins as SRH have faltered towards the end of the match in both their games.

Designer Manish Malhotra tests positive for Covid-19

Malhotra said he has tested covid positive on Friday and isolated himself. Malhotra said he will be under home quarantine, taking all the safety protocols under doctors' advice. Malhotra urged people to stay safe.

Uttar Pradesh announces complete lockdown on Sunday

A massive sanitization program will be carried out across all 75 districts and this will be a weekly feature.

Covid-19: India records 2,17,353 cases, highest single-day spike since pandemic begin

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday held an emergency meeting at his residence to assess the covid-19 situation in the country. This comes a day after when the state recorded 14,738, out of these 10,497 were reported in Bengaluru on April 15.