Khattar said that the ongoing farmers’ march is mainly backed by political parties of Punjab and some organizations there. He said that he has been trying to contact Punjab Chief Minister, Mr. Amarinder Singh regarding the farmers’ march since last three days, but he did not respond.
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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that it is really unfortunate and condemnable to see how some people are furthering their political agendas in the name of farmers. He also appealed to the farmers of Punjab that their representatives should hold talks with Central Government as this is the only solution.
The Chief Minister said this while interacting with media persons after presiding over the meeting of District Public Relations and Grievances Committee in Gurugram today. He said that the ongoing farmers’ march is mainly backed by political parties of Punjab and some organizations there. He said that he has been trying to contact Punjab Chief Minister, Mr. Amarinder Singh regarding the farmers’ march since last three days, but he did not respond.
“I personally made several calls to Punjab Chief Minister but every time the request was denied. It is really unfortunate to say that this is the first time it has ever happened that one Chief Minister is trying to talk to another Chief Minister, but his counterpart is not ready to talk,” said Mr. Manohar Lal.
Only Chief Minister Punjab can answer as to why he refused to talk, said Mr. Manohar Lal, while responding to a question asked for the reason behind Mr. Amarinder Singh not taking his calls.
Punjab Government clearly is responsible for the ongoing farmers’ protest as office bearers of the Punjab Chief Minister’s Office are leading the protest, said Mr. Manohar Lal, when asked about his opinion if the farmers’ march looks like a political conspiracy of Punjab government.
Mr. Manohar Lal said that the farmers of Haryana did not participate in this march, for which he also thanked them. Appreciating Haryana Police for dealing with this march, the Chief Minister said that the police showed restraint and did not use any force. The State Police only tried to stop the farmers from unjustifiably marching towards Delhi in such a large number.