Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana were on Thursday engaged in twitter spat as farmers from Punjab, marched towards Delhi in protest against the farm laws and were denied entry into Haryana.
Capt Amarinder Singh warned the BJP-led government against pushing farmers to the brink.
“It’s a sad irony that on #ConstitutionDay2020 the constitutional right of farmers is being oppressed in this manner. Let them pass @mlkhattarji, don’t push them to the brink. Let them take their voice to Delhi peacefully,” Amarinder tweeted.
“For nearly 2 months farmers have been protesting peacefully in Punjab without any problem. Why is Haryana govt provoking them by resorting to force? Don’t the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway?” Amarinder added.
Hitting back, Manohar Lal Khattar accused Amarinder of indulging in ‘cheap politics’ and asked him to stop ‘inciting innocent farmers’
“Time for your Lies, Deception and Propaganda is over – let the people see your real face. Please stop putting the lives of people in danger during the Corona pandemic. I urge you to not play with the lives of the people – atleast avoid cheap politics during the time of pandemic,” Khattar said.
“I’ve been trying to reach out to you for the last 3 days but sadly you decided to stay unreachable – is this how serious you are for farmer’s issues? You’re only tweeting and running away from talks, Why?” he added.
“@capt_amarinderji, I’ve said it earlier and I’m saying it again, I’ll leave politics if there’ll be any trouble on the MSP – therefore, please stop inciting innocent farmers,” the Haryana Chief Minister tweeted.
Thousands of protesting farmers from Punjab today marched to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.
Reacting to Khattar’s tweets, Singh told the Haryana CM that he should have ‘tried to talk’ to the farmers before the ‘Dilli Chalo’ march.
“As for endangering lives during #COVID19, have you forgotten that it was @BJP4India led central govt that pushed through those #FarmLaws amid the pandemic, uncaring about the impact they’d have on our farmers? Why didn’t you speak out then @mlkhattar ji,” Punjab CM tweeted.
“Shocked at your response @mlkhattarji. It’s the farmers who’ve to be convinced on MSP, not me. You should’ve tried to talk to them before their #DilliChalo. And if you think I’m inciting farmers then why are Haryana farmers also marching to Delhi?” Amarinder questioned.