Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 10
Breaking his silence on the ongoing farmers’ agitation, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Thursday said the Centre has accepted farmers’ demand of assuring minimum support price (MSP) in writing and it is now up to the farm unions to decide on the same.
While talkig to reporters after hosting Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his cabinet colleagues for lunch at his residence in Chandigarh, Dushyant said: “The demand of farmers that the Union government must ensure MSP in writing has been fulfilled yesterday. Uske upar unki unions ka kya nirnaya hoga, voh toh unki movement ki baat hai (It is up to their movement to decide what is their take on the government’s proposal).”
Responding to queries over various JJP leaders speaking in favour of farmers, Dushyant said: “I am also saying that I am a farmer first. When did I ever deny that? But, it is our responsibility for getting the farmer adequate price for his crop.”