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Stop inciting farmers, Khattar asks Punjab CM
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Stop inciting farmers, Khattar asks Punjab CM
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Chandigarh, Nov 26 (TIWN) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday slammed his Punjab counterpart, Amarinder Singh, for inciting the farmers.

“Please stop putting the lives of people in danger during the Corona pandemic. I urge you not to play with the lives of the people – at least avoid cheap politics during the time of the pandemic,” Khattar told Singh. Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh had lashed out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for stopping farmers from moving towards Delhi, saying the use of "brute force" against them is “totally undemocratic and unconstitutional” Haryana had earlier announced to completely seal its borders with Punjab to prevent farmers from entering the state for their ''Delhi Chalo'' protest march against the Centre''s farm laws on November 26-27. “Why is @mlkhattar govt in Haryana stopping the farmers from moving to Delhi? The tyrannical use of brute force against peacefully protesting farmers is totally undemocratic & unconstitutional,” said Singh in a tweet. He said farmers have been peacefully protesting in Punjab against the farm laws for two months. “Why is Haryana govt provoking them by resorting to force?

Don''t the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway?", Singh had asked. The Haryana Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a group of farmers from Punjab who allegedly tried to jump police barricades to enter Haryana as part of their ''Delhi Chalo'' march. The Punjab chief minister said it was a “sad irony” that the constitutional rights of farmers were being “oppressed” on the Constitution Day. Farmers are marching towards Delhi to protest the Centre''s new farm laws. Protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the Centre''s farm laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporates. The government has maintained that farm laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.

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