HARYANA CM WITHDRAWS ‘TIT-FOR-TAT’ COMMENT

Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has withdrawn his comment which stated he will give a ‘tit for tat’ reaction for those opposing the Farmers’ Bill of 2020, referring to the farmers’ protest. He said on Friday that his comment was ‘misconstrued’.

“I had not made those remarks with any ill-intentions. I had said it as a reason for self-defense. I would like to tell my farmers brothers that I withdraw that statement because I do not want the law and order situation in Haryana to be disrupted”, he said while withdrawing the comments. He added, “Everyone has the right to hold protests in a peaceful manner but the only thing is no one should cross the limits. No one should be harmed, vehicles should not be damaged”.

It was last week when he, in a meeting with the party cadre, said that people should march with lathis to regulate the farmers’ protest and that they should give a tit-for-tat reaction to whoever speaks against the farm bills.

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