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Haryana CM Khattar withdraws ‘like ko tit’ statement against farmers, says ‘misunderstood’

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday took back his controversial “like ko tit” remark, saying it was “misunderstood” and he had no ill intentions against anyone.

The CM also said that he would not attend an event of the Agarwal community in Kaithal as farmers had objected to his visit.

Khattar made the remarks at a BJP Kisan Morcha meeting, a video of which had surfaced on social media, with farmers’ organizations accusing party supporters of “raising sticks” against farmers protesting the Centre’s agricultural laws. were asking for.

Clearly referring to the movement, Khattar had said, “Make groups of 500, 700, 1,000 farmers and make them volunteers. And then everywhere, ‘Sathe Satyam Samachar’. What does it mean – it means tat ( Title for as) to tit).”

“Don’t worry… when you stay there (in jail) for one month, three months or six months, you will become a big leader, your name will be recorded in history,” he said.

Taking back his remarks on Friday, Khattar said it was publicized that he had suggested “raising sticks”.

After offering prayers at Mata Mansa Devi temple on the occasion of Navratri, he told reporters that the statement was misinterpreted.

Khattar said the remarks were made “in the context of self-defense” and not with any ill intention towards anyone.

Khattar, who was accompanied by Assembly Speaker Gyanchand Gupta, said, “I want to tell my farmer brothers hurt that I am withdrawing my statement.

The CM further said that he does not want any disturbance of peace or law and order problem in the state.

“Everyone has the right to protest peacefully, but the only thing is that no one should cross the border. No one should be harmed, vehicles should not be damaged,” he said.

Khattar also said that he would not attend a program of the Agarwal community in Kaithal as the farmers have said that they would oppose his visit.

The CM said that the protesting farmers have said that they have no objection if any BJP leader from the community attends the programme.

“Chairman Gyanchand Gupta will attend the program on my behalf,” he said.

Khattar also said that his government is taking farmer-friendly initiatives.

Referring to reports of crop damage due to the recent rains in some parts of Haryana, Khattar said a special “girdari” has been ordered to assess the extent of the damage.

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