Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Monday said that 85 per cent of those who are protesting as part of the farmers’ agitation are from Punjab, while Haryana’s farmers are “happily working in their fields”. He also issued a “warning” to those who had chosen Haryana as the land for disrupting law and order and accused the Punjab government of instigating farmers.
Khattar made these remarks while addressing a press conference marking completion his government’s 2,500 days in Haryana. Responding to media’s queries regarding the Karnal lathicharge incident, Khattar said, “Those agitating and taking law and order in their hands are not farmers, they are politically motivated people. Haryana farmers are happily working in their fields, those are Punjab farmers who are actually sitting at Tikri and Singhu borders”.