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Khattar rally in Karnal cancelled as farmers reach venue & ‘disrupt’ programme

Farmers carried black flags and shouted slogans against the BJP-led state government as they marched towards Kaimla village in Haryana's Karnal district.

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Chandigarh: Protesting farmers on Sunday took control and ransacked the venue of kisan mahapanchayat’ programme at Kaimla village in Haryana’s Karnal district where Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to address people to highlight the benefits of the Centre’s three agriculture laws.

Earlier, Haryana Police used water cannons and lobbed teargas shells to prevent farmers from marching towards the village.

However, farmers reached the venue and disrupted the kisan mahapanchayat’ programme.

They damaged the stage and broke chairs, tables and flower pots at the venue.

The farmers also took control over a makeshift helipad where chief minister’s helicopter was to land.

The programme was cancelled due to an unruly act by farmers at the behest of BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni, BJP leader Raman Mallik said.

Police had made elaborate security arrangements for the chief minister’s visit to the village where he was to speak to people to highlight the benefits of the Centre’s three farm laws.

Under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni), farmers, who have been demanding that the laws be repealed, had earlier announced to oppose the ‘kisan mahapanchayat’.

Farmers were carrying black flags and shouting slogans against the BJP-led government as they attempted to march towards Kaimla village.

Police had put up barricades at the entry points of the village to prevent protesting farmers from reaching the programme venue.

The situation turned tense as farmers were adamant that they would not allow the chief minister to hold the programme.

Policemen were seen trying to pacify the agitating farmers but they went ahead to take control of the stage.

We will not allow the government to hold this programme, a protester said.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed Chief Minister Khattar for using water cannons and teargas shells against farmers.


Also read: Haryana Police use teargas to block farmers from reaching Khattar rally in Karnal


 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Rabindra Nath move to Noakhali if you have guts. You bengalis Secus, including Amaritya Sen, ran away from there with tail between your legs

  2. Khattar is using Police to suppress Farmers Protest and using his chair to hold meeting to explain benefits of the farm law which are anti farmer by nature. Here in Haryana a CM is not able to hold a meeting and in West Bengal Nadda is holding Kisan rally to tell them that BJP will bring them relief and benefits which Mamata has deprived them of . Ridiculous Modi is not able to hold a meeting except virtual to speak to the farmers his CMs are not able to speak to farmers in favor of farm laws and here in WEst Bengal they are misleading ordinary people that BJP is their only party that can do good to them.

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