'Who's Anti-Farmer? Punjab Or Haryana': ML Khattar Asks Amarinder Singh

Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier blamed the Punjab authorities of driving the farmers’ protest.


The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana are locked in a battle of phrases over which state is doing higher on the agriculture entrance. Amarinder Singh and Manohar Lal Khattar’s exchanges come within the again drop of a months-long protest in opposition to three central farm legal guidelines and a few occasions from the previous few days.

Haryana’s Khattar right this moment posted a sequence of tweets itemizing his state’s welfare schemes for farmers and requested the Punjab Chief Minister to determine for himself who was ‘pro-farmer’.

For occasion, he posted: “Haryana procures 10 crops at MSP — paddy, wheat, mustard, bajra, gram, moong, maize, ground nut, sun flower, cotton and makes the MSP payment directly into the account of the farmer. How many crops does Punjab buy from the farmer at MSP?”

Similarly, he mentioned, “Haryana pays every farmer Rs 1,000 per acre for stubble management and provides linkages for sale of paddy straw. What incentive does Punjab provide to the farmer?”

The Haryana Chief Minister’s tweet storm gave the impression to be in response to Mr Singh’s jibe at him, taunting his get together, the BJP, to withdraw the three controversial farm legal guidelines in opposition to which hundreds of farmers have been protesting, particularly alongside Delhi’s borders, since final November.

“You repeal the farm laws and not just the farmers but even I will share laddoos with you,” Mr Singh mentioned right this moment.

He additionally slammed Mr Khattar for allegedly defending the assault on protesting farmers. Mr Singh referred to a current video that went viral on social media displaying a senior Haryana official giving specific directions to the police to thrash farmers.

All this was in reply to a different of Mr Khattar’s feedback — this one on farmer leaders seen feeding the Punjab Chief Minister sweets after the latter, on August 24, introduced a better state advisory worth for sugarcane.      

Accusing the Punjab authorities of driving the farmers’ agitation in opposition to the BJP-led Centre, he mentioned alleged that farmer leaders will not offer sweets to Mr Singh.

“You can count people sitting on Delhi’s borders. They are mostly from Punjab, not from Haryana. Farmers of Haryana are satisfied,” Mr Khattar mentioned at a press convention earlier right this moment.


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