Haryana Govt Says Can't Allow Rahul To Bring Big Crowd From Punjab For Tractor Rally
Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's tractor rally in Haryana against the new farm laws, the BJP-led government on Monday said the Congress leader can bring a few people in the state but it will not permit a big crowd from Punjab which can "disturb" the atmosphere. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Gandhi has the right to put forth his views but if he comes with a big procession from Punjab, we won't allow that.
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Chandigarh: Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s tractor rally in Haryana against the new farm laws, the BJP-led government on Monday said the Congress leader can bring a few people in the state but it will not permit a big crowd from Punjab which can “disturb” the atmosphere. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Gandhi has the right to put forth his views but if he comes with a big procession from Punjab, we won’t allow that.
Khattar said nobody will be permitted to spoil the atmosphere or take the law into their hands. If he wants to have his programme with some people from the state accompanying him, there is no objection, the chief minister told reporters on the planned protests by the opposition party in the state on Tuesday.
He was replying to queries on the statement of state Home Minister Anil Vij that the government will not allow Gandhi to enter the state with a big crowd from Punjab and that the Congress leader can come “alone or with just a few people. Gandhi, who is holding tractor rallies in Punjab against the newly enacted farm laws, is scheduled to reach Pehowa town in Haryana from Punjab with his supporters on Tuesday and address a gathering.
Though earlier the party had said the protests led by Gandhi will be held on two days, but on Monday night it said that Gandhi will be in the state for one day only. Rahul Gandhi ji’s Haryana visit will now be of one day instead of two days, Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja said in a tweet .
Gandhi’s ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’, against the Centre’s new farm laws, which began from Punjab’s Moga district on Sunday will culminate in Kurukshetra, Selja said. The former Congress president was earlier scheduled to address a gathering in Karnal on Wednesday.
Vij said the issue concerns our law and order and two Congress-sponsored rallies were also stopped last month by us from entering our state. “If he (Rahul Gandhi) wants to come alone or with just a few people, there is no problem. He can come 100 times, we have no objection.
But if he comes with a big crowd from Punjab to disturb Haryana’s atmosphere, then we will not permit. We are not going to allow that,” Vij told .
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