Farmers’ protest: Khaps in Haryana boycott MPs, MLAs supporting BJP govt
Nearly half a dozen khaps in Haryana’s Bangar belt on Saturday announced a social boycott of MLAs and MPs supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre and in state amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation. The khaps have also boycotted Haryana agriculture minister JP Dalal and actress Kangana Ranaut.
While addressing mediapersons in Jind, Dalbir Sheokand, president of Sarv Dhadan khap, said, “The khaps and farmers have decided to ban the entry of BJP-JJP leaders in the villages of Bangar belt. Moreover, we have decided to boycott MLAs including deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and BJP’s Hisar MP Brijendra Singh. Our people will also impose a similar ban on JP Dalal and Kangana Ranaut,” he added.
He said Dushyant and Brijendra have failed to understand the pain of farmers. “We will show black flags to these leaders if they try to enter our village,” he added.
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- The IMD had forecast that minimum temperatures in and around Mumbai would drop owing to cold winds from the north.
- Prices of petrol and diesel across the country are market-determined and attract uniform central excise duty, but their prices differ from state to state because of the wide variations in the local levies or value-added tax.
- Earlier this month on January 11, the protestors had tried to march towards Nabanna, the state secretariat, leading to a scuffle with the police.
- A senior BJP leader said that the matter would be amicably resolved soon as it was in the interest of all NDA allies.