Amarinder Singh’s latest jab at Khattar over farmers’ protest

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s tweets on Thursday alleging that the Haryana government was frightening farmers and resorting to pressure to stop them from marching to Delhi evoked a pointy response from his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar who hit again on the former for “inciting innocent farmers”.

In a collection of tweets, Amarinder Singh stated the farmers protested peacefully for 2 months in Punjab, and on Constitution Day, their constitutional rights had been oppressed by the Haryana government by utilizing pressure towards them.

“For nearly two months farmers have been protesting peacefully in Punjab without any problem. Why is the Haryana government provoking them by resorting to force? Don’t the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway?” Amarinder posted on Twitter tagging Khattar.

“It’s a sad irony that on Constitution Day 2020 the constitutional right of farmers is being oppressed in this manner. Let them pass Manohar Lal Khattar Ji, don’t push them to the brink. Let them take their voice to Delhi peacefully,” Amarinder Singh stated in one other tweet.

He additional urged BJP to direct “their state governments” to not take pleasure in strong-arm ways towards the farmers.

“Urge BJP to direct their state governments not to indulge in such strong-arm tactics against the farmers. The hands that feed the nation deserve to be held, not pushed aside,” he stated in one other tweet.

In response to this, Haryana Chief Minister accused Amarinder Singh of “inciting farmers”.

“Captain (retired) Amarinder Singh ji, I’ve said it earlier and I’m saying it again, I’ll leave politics if there’ll be any trouble on the MSP – therefore, please stop inciting innocent farmers,” he stated.

Khattar additional stated that he was making an attempt to achieve his Punjab counterpart from the previous three days with none response from the other stated, and questioned Amarinder Singh’s seriousness about farmers and their points.

“I’ve been trying to reach out to you for the last 3 days but sadly you decided to stay unreachable – is this how serious you are for farmer’s issues? You’re only tweeting and running away from talks, why?” Khattar requested.

“Time for your Lies, Deception and Propaganda is over – let the people see your real face. Please stop putting the lives of people in danger during the Corona pandemic. I urge you to not play with the lives of the people – at least avoid cheap politics during the time of the pandemic,” he added.

Replying to Khattar’s allegations, Amarinder Singh stated it’s the farmers who’ve to be satisfied on MSP, and never him. He additional requested if he is the one inciting farmers, then why farmers from Haryana are additionally marching.

“Shocked at your response Manohar Lal Khattar Ji. It’s the farmers who’ve to be convinced on MSP, not me. You should’ve tried to talk to them before their Dilli Chalo. And if you think I’m inciting farmers then why are Haryana farmers also marching to Delhi?” requested the Punjab Chief Minister.

“As for endangering lives during COVID-19, have you forgotten that it was BJP led central government that pushed through those Farm Laws amid the pandemic, uncaring about the impact they’d have on our farmers? Why didn’t you speak out then Manohar Lal KhattarJi,” he added.

Earlier in the present day, safety personnel used tear fuel to disperse the protesting farmers at Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana.

The protestors had been marching in direction of Delhi towards new farm legal guidelines which they consider will scale back their earnings, making massive retailers extra highly effective.

Prior to that, Police used water fuel to disperse the gang of indignant farmers pelted stones at safety forces deployed to manage the gang on the Shambhu border.

Farmers have given a name for a ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march, to coincide with the Constitution Day celebrations, towards new farm legal guidelines.

While the government says the three legal guidelines will do away with middlemen, enabling farmers to promote their produce within the business markets, protestors concern that this might result in the government not shopping for produce at assured costs, thereby disrupting their well timed funds.

(With ANI inputs)

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