Mumbai: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday promised to quit politics if he couldn’t secure the minimum support price to farmers.
The BJP leader, who is facing opposition from farmers in the state for his demand to repeal three controversial agricultural laws implemented by the Center, made the remark a day after he lost elections in three of the five municipal corporations of Haryana.
He was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI, “We are committed to continuing the MSP (Minimum Support Price) in Haryana. If someone tries to abolish the MSP regime, Manohar Lal will leave politics.”
The centre and the protesting farmers on Wednesday held the sixth round of talks to break the deadlock. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar later said the meeting “concluded on a very good note” and there was an agreement on two of the four demands made by the farmers.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said consensus on two out of four issues was reached between the government and protesting farmers after the sixth round of talks.
“Today’s talks were held in a very good atmosphere, and it was concluded on a positive note. The two sides agreed on 2 out of 4 issues,” Tomar said after the 6th round of talks with farmers’ unions at Vigyan Bhavan.
The meeting between the three Union ministers and a 41-member representative group of thousands of farmers against three agricultural laws on the borders of the national capital saw both sides breaking bread rather than bread.