Gurugram, November 28
Alleging that the farmers’ agitation was funded by the Punjab Government, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar today claimed that no farmer from Haryana was part of it. “I am thankful to our farmers for not participating in the stir, mainly sponsored by a political party and some organisations in Punjab. They (farmers) were carrying Punjab Government cards and their CM is not ready to talk about it,” Khattar said. Lashing out at the Punjab CM, he claimed to have repeatedly tried to contact him in the past three days. “I dialled his number a couple of times, but was told each time by Captain’s staff that he was busy. He would earlier respond within an hour or so.” His staff later released details of the calls made.
Praising the Haryana Police for “complete restraint,” the Chief Minister appealed to the Punjab farmers to send their representatives for talks with the Union Government.
“Assembling in Delhi in large numbers is of no use. The Centre is ready for talks. Dialogue is the only way out,” the Chief Minister added. — TNS