The farmers’ agitation on the Delhi borders against the agriculture laws passed by the centre has created a stir in Haryana politics. Due to the farmers’ movement, the Manohar Lal Khattar government of Haryana is facing a crisis. In such a situation, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), supporting the state government, has called a meeting of its MLAs today. The meeting of these MLAs is going to be held at 2 pm today on the farm of party president and deputy CM Dushyant Chautala. Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Deputy Dushyant Chautala are planning to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today along with senior leaders of the party. Questions are arising as to whether the MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party and Jananayak Janata Party are under pressure in Haryana?
CM Khattar has described the movement against agriculture law as being funded by Congress and Communists. Khattar alleged that Congress and Communist parties are behind this movement. In the matter of showing black flags at the farmers’ rally in Kamila village of Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said in the late evening press conference that there was confusion is being created about the agricultural law.
It is to be noted that during the KisanMahapanchayat program organized by BJP in Karnal recently, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had to face heavy opposition from the farmers. Before his program, the helipads were dug up and the platform from where the Cm was to address the farmers was vandalized. There was also a clash between the police and farmer supporters, due to which CM Khattar had to cancel his Karnal tour.
The BJP and JJP alliance is also facing trouble because of the increasing opposition of farmers and the resentment of farmers. According to some media reports, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala will talk to Union Home Minister Amit Shah today about the latest situation in the state.
Before the meeting with the Home Minister, Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala has called a meeting of JJP MLAs at his farmhouse in Delhi. In such a situation, it is believed that they are holding this meeting to keep their MLAs in confidence.
In fact, on Monday, INLD chief Abhay Chautala has written a letter opposing Khattar and said that if the farmers’ demands are not accepted till January 26, then this letter should be considered as his resignation. He had said that he does not want to live in such an insensitive assembly. Now this threat has created pressure among the MLAs.
Amid political upheaval, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had said on Monday that many MLAs of the ruling coalition want to resign due to the farmers’ agitation. Senior Congress leader Bhupendra Singh Hooda also said on Monday that the Congress will bring a no-confidence motion against the Khattar government in the House. He also supported Abhay Chautala. After his statement, then stir in the BJP-JJP alliance has intensified.
There are 40 BJP MLAs and 10 JJP MLAs in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. Apart from this, 7 independent MLAs are also supporting the present Khattar government. According to the information, the farmer movement has made it difficult for coalition ministers and legislators to hold public meetings when they go to villages. Farmers are showing black flags to ministers and legislators, chasing their vehicles, helipads are being damaged. The incident in Karnal on Sunday has put the Haryana government in trouble.