Haryana CM Khattar Lashes Out At Amarinder Singh Over Farmers' Issues


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday retracted his controversial “tit-for-tat” comment, saying it was “misconstrued” and he didn’t have any ill-intention in opposition to anybody.

The CM additionally mentioned he will not be attending a programme of the Aggarwal group in Kaithal as farmers had objected to his go to. Khattar had made the comment at a BJP Kisan Morcha meet, a video of which had surfaced on social media, with farmers our bodies alleging that he was telling social gathering supporters to “pick up sticks” in opposition to farmers protesting the Centre’s agriculture legal guidelines.

Apparently referring to the agitation, Khattar had mentioned, “Form groups of 500, 700, 1,000 farmers and make them volunteers. And then at every place, ‘sathe sathyam samacharet’. What does it mean–it means tit for tat (jaisa ko taisa).”

“Do not worry…when you remain there (in jail) for a month, three months or six months, you will become big leaders, your names will be etched in history,” he added.

Withdrawing his comment on Friday, Khattar mentioned it was publicised that he instructed “picking up sticks”.

The assertion had been “misconstrued”, he informed reporters in Panchkula after paying obeisance on the Mata Mansa Devi temple on the event of Navratras.

The comment had been made within the “context of self-defence” and never out of ill-intention in direction of anybody, Khattar mentioned.

“I want to tell my farmer brothers who are hurt that I am taking back my statement,” mentioned Khattar, who was accompanied by Speaker Gian Chand Gupta.

The CM additional mentioned he doesn’t need any breach of peace or regulation and order downside within the state.

“Everyone has a right to hold protest in a peaceful manner but only thing is that no one should cross the limit. No one should be harmed, vehicles should not be damaged,” he mentioned.

Khattar additionally mentioned he received’t be attending a programme of the Aggarwal group in Kaithal as farmers have mentioned they are going to oppose his go to.

The protesting farmers have mentioned they haven’t any objection if a BJP chief from the group attends the occasion, the CM mentioned. “Speaker Gian Chand Gupta will attend the event on my behalf,” he mentioned.

Khattar additionally mentioned his authorities has been taking pro-farmer initiatives. Referring to stories of crop injury as a consequence of latest showers in elements of Haryana, Khattar mentioned a particular “girdwari” has been ordered to evaluate the extent of the injury.

(PTI)




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