Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi over the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws. The two leaders talked about the possibility of opening the Singhu border most of the time.
Talking to the media after the meeting, Manohar Lal Khattar said that we hope that soon a solution will be found, especially after the hearing of October 20 in the Supreme Court. Recently, the Supreme Court had asked farmers what they were protesting about when agricultural laws were banned.
In Haryana, a delegation of people from villages around the Singhu border of Sonipat district met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the reopening of the road. Talking to reporters, CM Khattar said that a delegation of people from villages around the Singhu border met me and demanded reopening of the road on the border. The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of the matter and has made 41 farmers’ organizations as parties in the matter. We hope that the problem will be resolved soon.
He also said that I met Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji today, we informed him on the issue of opening of Singhu and Tikri borders. I have also told him about the farmers’ protests taking place at many places in the state.
Delhi | I met with Amit Shah Ji today, we briefed him on the issue of opening of Singhu & Tikri borders. I have also told him about farmers’ protests being held at several locations in the state. I am hopeful that borders will be opened soon: Haryana CM ML Khattar pic.twitter.com/bv5Rea3hAz
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2021
CM Khattar said that on October 4, the Supreme Court had sent a notice to the farmers’ organizations on the reopening of the roads on the Singhu border. Now the next hearing is on October 20. I hope they will come and have a solution to reopen the roads. He also said that the people of Bahadurgarh also met me and demanded reopening of roads in their area. Since the matter is sub-judice, I have asked to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on it till October 20.
Khattar said that we have appealed to the farmers to conduct the agitation peacefully, the Home Minister has said that this appeal should be kept that they should protest peacefully, we have no objection.
Significantly, farmers have been camping along the borders around Delhi-NCR since November last year as part of their ongoing agitation against the three agricultural laws. Meanwhile, the Haryana government has also ordered repair of all PWD roads, which have been damaged due to the agitation, within a month.