Hours after the apex court stayed implementation of farm laws, Khattar along with senior BJP-JJP leaders held an hour-long meeting with Union Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. With farmers refusing to yield in their ongoing protests against farm laws and pressure mounting on Haryana’s BJP-JJP government, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday reiterated that there was no threat to the state’s coalition government and it will complete its full five-year term.
Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, BJP state president Om Prakash Dhankar, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar, JJP state president Nishan Singh were part of the delegation that met Shah. After the meeting, Khattar said, “Haryana is the epicenter of farmers’ agitation so we discussed the law and law in the state.
There is no point in speculating about the future of this government, it will complete its term.” “There is no threat to the Haryana government and it will last its full five-year term,” Dushyant said. He added they discussed each and every point related to the farmers hoping that the SC forming a committee will resolve the matter.
Talking about the farmers’ proposed tractor parade on Republic Day, CM Khattar had said earlier in the day that “the matter will be handled and such a thing will not take place”. Speaking on the matter after meeting Shah, he said: “We also discussed holding celebrations for January 26 without any trouble… It’s a national festival and everyone understands its importance and the value attached to it.
Khattar added that farmers should now lift the dharna as “the Supreme Court has taken the matter in its purview.” The CM said the fate of the farm laws — whether to keep the same structure, ask to some amendments or ask to repeal the same — is now in the hands of the apex court.