Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. (YEARS)
Khattar’s comments followed the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections for three of the state’s five municipal corporations. Haryana farmers are armed against the center’s three controversial agricultural laws.
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Faced with massive unrest from state farmers, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Thursday that he has pledged to continue the minimum support price (MSP) and will withdraw from politics if the regime is put in place. .
“We are committed to continuing the MSP (Minimum Support Price) in Haryana. Manohar Lal will give up politics if anyone tries to end the MSP regime,” he was quoted as saying by ANI news agency.
Khattar’s comments followed the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections for three of the state’s five municipal corporations. Haryana farmers are fighting the center’s three controversial agricultural laws.
Earlier this month, Dushyant Chautala, Haryana’s deputy CM and leader of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which is in coalition with the BJP in the state, made a similar statement. “The national president of our party has already stated that the MSP must be provided to farmers. Written proposals from the central government to protesting farmers include a provision for the MSP. I will work to ensure MSP for farmers as long as I am in power. I will resign from my position on the day when I will no longer be able to fulfill my promise “, said Chautala.
City Hall elections in Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat took place on Sunday. While the BJP fought to win in Panchkula, Congress and the Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) held mayoral posts in Sonipat and Ambala, respectively. For the first time, direct elections were held for mayor in the three cities. In 2018, the party won primary polls in Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar.