Government Won’t Repeal Farm Laws: Haryana CM Khattar
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar alleged that the Opposition parties and state BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni were inciting people to disrupt law and order, and reiterated that the new agriculture laws won’t be repealed.
Khattar was forced to call off his visit to Karnal on Sunday after protesters took control of the venue.
“The Government is not going to repeal these laws. It is certain. Even if state governments are to be exempted, there will only be amendments. A resolution can be reached after discussion on certain points. But I don’t think the Government is going to withdraw these laws. I am hopeful that discussions are going in the right direction, that is why the next date of meeting has been fixed,” Khattar was quoted as saying by The Indian Express at a press conference here on Sunday.
Asked about the laws, he said that one should wait for some time to see the benefits.
“Whenever a new policy is made, it always takes time to see its benefits. Had we waited for some time, we would have gone to the Union Government and said that there were discrepancies in these laws. I believe we should wait for at least one year to see its benefits. Even today, these farm legislations are not binding on farmers. Mandis are there, MSP is there and shall always be there. Only an alternative has been given to the farmers. If they get MSP out of the mandi, why would farmers object to that? It will benefit them,” Khattar was quoted.