Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has blamed Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Gurnam Singh Charuni for instigating violence at a ‘kisan mahapanchayat’ programme in Karnal on Sunday. Addressing a press convention hours after protesting farmers vandalised the venue the place Khattar was scheduled to talk, the chief minister stated the BKU chief additionally stated that Congress and Communist events had a significant position behind the agitations.
“If I have to hold someone responsible for this, then a video of Gurnam Singh Charuni (Bharatiya Kisan Union chief) has been circulating since day before yesterday wherein he had tried to instigate people. They are getting exposed. I think Congress and Communist parties have a major role behind these agitations,” Khattar advised reporters.
Notably, on January 6, the BKU (Charuni) had threatened that they might oppose the ‘kisan mahapanchayat’ programme. A purported video of Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Charuni making an attraction to finish the vanity of the CM by not permitting him to deal with the mahapanchayat circulated on social media.
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Khattar stated Sunday’s incident gave individuals an even bigger message than what we had meant to offer. “Our nation has a strong democracy where everyone has freedom of expression. We never stopped statements of these alleged farmers & leaders. Their agitation is going on. Despite COVID, we made arrangements for them. It’s not right to obstruct anyone who wants to speak. I don’t think people will tolerate violation of provisions given by Dr BR Ambedkar. Congress had attempted to finish democracy in 1975. At that time people identified their disgusting work & threw them out of power,” he stated.
The farmers disrupted the ‘kisan mahapanchayat’ programme by damaging the stage and breaking chairs, tables and flower pots at the venue.
In the melee, stones had been additionally pelted as police personnel ran for cowl.
Angry farmers, primarily comprising youths, broken the stage, tent and audio system at the venue. They additionally tore BJP hoardings and uprooted banners in the presence of policemen.
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