Chandigarh, November 28
Reacting to his Haryana counterpart ML Khattar’s “sponsored stir” charge, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh today said: “Some people are blind not to see the lakhs of farmers trying to enter Delhi from across the country.” On Khattar’s charge that he had tried calling him a number of times but in vain, Captain said : “Khattar is lying that I did not respond to his calls. After Haryana’s treatment of my farmers, I will not take his calls now. Unless he apologises and admits he has wronged the farmers of my state, I will not forgive him.”
He urged the Centre to immediately hold talks with the kisan unions to defuse the situation “created by Haryana’s attempts” to forcibly stop the farmers’ march.
“Why wait till December 3,” he asked. Urging the Centre to accept the farmers’ demand for assured MSP, the CM said, “I fail to understand why they can’t make it a legal obligation.” Expressing concern over the situation getting out of control due to the “use of force” by the Haryana Police, he said the farmers had the right to march to the Capital to air their grievances. — TNS