Monday, October 18, 2021

‘If no consensus, highways will be reopened as per SC order’

 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal. (File Photo)

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on October 9, 2021, said that if there is no consensus between the state government and farmer organisations then the highways will be reopened as per the order of the Supreme Court.

He was talking to the media after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah here.

Talks are going on regarding reopening the highways and on October 20, the state government will file its reply in the Supreme Court, said the Chief Minister.

“Farmer leaders have also been made a party. Before this, if any consensus is made between the state government and farmer organisations, it will be beneficial and if no consensus is made then the highways will be reopened as per the order of the Supreme Court,” he added.

The Chief Minister maintained that the state has always appealed to the farmers to maintain peace during their protests and agitations and it is expected by the Union Home Minister also.

Manohar Lal informed Shah about the status of demonstrations by farmers at other places in the state, an official statement said.

It added that “as a result of protest by various farmer organizations against the three Agriculture Acts, National Highways have been blocked on Singhu border and Tikri border in Haryana for a long time and as a result of the blockade of the National Highway, the general public especially those working in the industrial area and the rural area near Sindhu border and Tikri border are suffering a lot. There is also a continuous demand from the residents of the neighbouring areas to open the blocked highways”. (Press Release)

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