Tribune News Service
Hisar, November 30
With Independent MLA from Dadri Sombir Sangwan quitting as Haryana Livestock Development Board chairman today, the disquiet in the BJP-led ruling alliance in Haryana over the farmers’ protest has come to the fore again.
Jolt for Khattar govt
We will march on tractor-trailers to Delhi on Tuesday and won’t return till the Centre redresses the grievances of farmers. If the Centre thinks the new laws will not alter the existing system, why is it reluctant on giving a written assurance on MSP system? – Sombir Sangwan, IND MLA from Dadri
Sangwan, who heads the Sangwan khap having influence in 40 villages of Bhiwani and Dadri districts, was among seven Independent MLAs who had extended support to the BJP-JJP government after the Assembly elections last year. Four of them were made chairpersons or corporations and Boards.
In October, JJP legislator from Barwala Jogi Ram Sihag too had raised a banner of revolt over the same issue and refused to accept the post of Haryana Housing Board chairman.
In his resignation, sent to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Sangwan wrote he was quitting and would join the farmers’ protest in Delhi. He said a large number of farmers from his constituency had been camping at the Delhi border.
Among others, Kalirawan, Chahal, Kher Khap, Daran Khap and Thua khaps have extended support to the protesting farmers.