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Written by Varinder Bhatia | Chandigarh | Updated: November 26, 2020 6:18:22 pm Farmers at Delhi-Ambala freeway. (Express Photo by A. Aggarwal)Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s tweets stating that the Haryana authorities was “provoking” the farmers and violating their rights by not permitting them to go to Delhi elicited a pointy response from his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar, who stated it was Amarinder who was “inciting” the farmers and that he ought to cease enjoying “cheap politics in the time of pandemic”.
Around 12 pm on Thursday, Amarinder urged Khattar to let the farmers go as he questioned in the event that they don’t “have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway”.
In one other tweet, Amarinder stated it was a “sad irony” that the constitutional proper of farmers was being violated on Constitution Day. “Let them pass @mlkhattar ji, don’t push them to the brink. Let them take their voice to Delhi peacefully,” he wrote. Shocked at your response @mlkhattar ji. It’s the farmers who’ve to be satisfied on MSP, not me. You ought to’ve tried to speak to them earlier than their #DilliChalo. And should you suppose I’m inciting farmers then why are Haryana farmers additionally marching to Delhi?
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 26, 2020
Replying to Amarinder in three back-to-back tweets, Khattar stated he’ll “leave politics if there’ll be any trouble on the MSP” and urged the Punjab CM to “please stop inciting innocent farmers”.
Khattar additional tweeted that he had been attempting to reach Amarinder for the previous three days however the latter was unreachable. “… is this how serious you are for farmer’s issues? You’re only tweeting and running away from talks, Why?” Time on your Lies, Deception and Propaganda is over – let the individuals see your actual face. Please cease placing the lives of individuals at risk through the Corona pandemic. I urge you to not play with the lives of the individuals – atleast keep away from low-cost politics through the time of pandemic.
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) November 26, 2020
A minute later, Khattar stated it was “time for your lies, deception and propaganda is over — let the people see your real face”.
He added: “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 pandemic”. On Wednesday, when the farmers in Haryana had been marching in the direction of Delhi, Khattar had invited numerous farmer organisations for talks within the morning. They had initially agreed however later backed out. “The chief minister had invited leaders of the farmers unions for talks and even assured them that he would facilitate a conversation between the farmer unions and a senior union leader. Although they had initially agreed but then they backed out from talks and did not come”, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij advised The Indian Express.
Vij added that the district administrations too had been in means of holding talks with the farmer union leaders to keep away from any regulation and order state of affairs and to stop giant crowds within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Numerous farmers have taken to the nationwide freeway (Ambala-Delhi) and started marching in the direction of the nationwide capital. Led by BKU president Gurnam Singh Chaduni, farmers broke police barricades and marched whereas dealing with water cannons and tear shells. Over 90 farmer leaders have been taken into preventive arrest by Haryana police within the final two days. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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