Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the protests against the central government’s farm laws was backed by political parties and alleged a Khalistani link.
“The state has inputs of some unwanted elements raising pro-Khalistan slogans within the ongoing farmers’ protests in and round the capital ,” he told the media.
He categorically said he will share more details once the knowledge “is concrete”. “We’ve inputs of some such unwanted elements in crowd. We’ve reports, will disclose once it’s concrete. They raised such slogans. In videos they said ‘jab Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte’ (When it are often done to Gandhi , why not Modi?),” said the Chief Minister.
A day earlier, Khattar appealed to the farmers to directly ask the Centre regarding their demands. “The central government is usually ready for talks,” Khattar said during a tweet on Friday.
Khattar also told the farmers that the trail of stir couldn’t be a medium for the resolution of problems and asserted that an answer will emerge from talks.