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Cancellation of FIRs will not lead to resentment among traders: Haryana CM

Cancellation of FIRs will not lead to resentment among traders: Haryana CM
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar . File photo

Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, February 14

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday denied any sort of impact on the image of the state government due to its decision to cancel FIRs against protesters registered during the Jat agitation in 2016.

He was here at PWD Rest House to interact with party workers in wake of party president Amit Shah’s rally in Jind on February 15.

On being asked about whether the decision of cancellation of FIRs would affect the image of state government, the CM said “no, it will not”.

The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, led by Yashpal Malik, had threatened to agitate and “disrupt” Shah’s Jind rally on February 15, after which the CM had called them for a meeting on Sunday in Delhi.

After three rounds of talk between the government and Jat leaders, the government has assured them to fulfil their demands accepted by it in the March 19 agreement, including the cancellation of FIRs against the protesters.

When the CM was asked whether cancellation of FIRs would lead to resentment among traders, who had faced losses during the Jat agitation and may boycott the Shah rally, the CM said that it has no relation with the rally.

He said that all the arrangements for the rally have been made and the workers would reach the venue in discipline.

Jagmohan Anand, district president BJP, said the CM will flag off around three thousand bikes of the party workers and leaders of his constituency from Kaithal road on Thursday morning.

He said that the CM will go on bike from Alewa village in Jind district to the rally site on Thursday. Later, the CM would reach at Sector 12 to participate in Shrimad Bhagwat Katha.


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