For the last few days, farmers are protesting against the farm laws on the borders of Delhi, while farmers are demanding to repeal the laws, the central government is adamant on keeping the changes as per the requirements. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that if someone tries to abolish the Minimum Support Price (MSP), he will leave politics. Speaking at a public meeting in Narnaul, Haryana, he assured the farmers that the MSP will always be there.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday defended the new farm laws of the central government, saying that some people are opposing these acts for “political reasons”. Khattar said that in a democratic system everyone has the right to express their views but there is no place to pressurize by closing the road. Addressing a “Water Rights Rally” at Narnaul in South Haryana, Khattar said “the central government is committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022. The Chief Minister said that farmers’ income will be doubled in several stages, one of which is agricultural reforms. He said, “Some people are opposing these laws for political reasons, which I will not call a representation of the farmers.”
Addressing the gathering, Khattar said, “If anyone tries to end it, I will leave politics. The MSP will not end. MSP was there in the past, it is still present and will continue to be so in future.”
Khattar said that there are many ways to protest. This can be done in the assembly, can be done through the media, can be done among the people and can be done through big or small public meetings, but “50-70 thousand people gather and close the roads. Create pressure … Democracy is not for such things. “
He said, “If the government succumbs to it, then the country will go in the wrong direction. With great difficulties, we have established this democracy.” Farmers from various states of the country including Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the agricultural laws for the last four weeks on the borders of Delhi. They are demanding the withdrawal of these agricultural laws. The ruling party claims that these laws are for the benefit of the farmers.
Khattar’s statement came after a meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday in which he discussed the issue of farmers. Khattar said that the issue should be resolved through discussion. The Haryana CM told the news agency ANI after the meeting that the Center is ready to talk to farmers on issues related to the new agricultural laws.
State BJP chief OP Dhankhar while addressing the public meeting said that the agricultural laws are for the farmers and they are in their support. Dhankhar said that during a discussion on TV a few days ago, when a farmer leader was asked when this movement will end, he said that it will end on the day when there will be no politics in it. The state BJP chief claimed, “This movement is not for farmers, but politics.” This is a movement of the leftists.
Amid the farmers’ movement, Haryana CM Manohar Lal has given a big statement regarding SYL (Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal). Chief Minister Manohar Lal said “SYL case has been pending for decades. As soon as the Bhartiya Janata Party was formed, a petition was heard to hear the matter ahead of time. After which the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Haryana.”
“The Chief Minister of both the states was asked to sit down and decide but Punjab did not agree to give our rights. Now Supreme Court will give the final verdict anytime and we will get our right. States cannot be arbitrary in a democratic country. Punjab will have to give up its stubbornness on SYL,” he added.