New Delhi, December 12
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala tried to mollify protesting farmers from his state on Saturday saying that he would ensure they got a minimum support price for their produce.
Chautala, who met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday, said he hoped that the next round of talks between the central government and protesting farmers would see a breakthrough.
“I am hopeful of next round of talks between Centre and farmers in next 24-40 hours,” he said after the meeting.
He also said that his government was committed to providing MSP for farmers.
“Till I am in Haryana government, MSP will be ensured for each farmer,” he said.
He also dismissed reports of a rift between his party, the Jannayak Janata Party, and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana. The two parties form the ruling alliance in the state.
“Haryana government is stable as of now… We have a strong position on MSP issue,” he said.
His remarks come after reports said a section of Chautala’s party is unhappy with the BJP’s handling of the farmers protest and is now considering pulling out of the ruling alliance in the state.