Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has hit out at the 10-day farmers protest that has been launched in several states in the country, mocking it as 'issue-less'.
Even as the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RMK) has made clear that farmers won't supply vegetables and milk to cities for the next ten days, at the end of which the 'Gaon Bandh' will become a Bharat bandh, if their demands for a complate loan waiver, minimum support price and assurance if permanent minimum income isn't met, the Haryana CM has mocked the entire matter.
"Kisan hartal (Farmers' strike) doesn't have any purpose or any topic. This is over needless things.", Khattar said.
He then added that the organisers of the strike were only harming the farmers as they wouldn't be able to sell their produce for ten days.
By saying they won't sell farmers' produce they'll only cause losses to the farmers."
On Friday, dramatic scenes were witnessed in various parts of the country as fresh produce was wasted or destroyed to make a point. For instance, voluminous quantities of milk were spilt on a road in inner Maharashtra while in Punjab, vegetables were similarly discarded to make a point.
However, the strike doesn't appear to have had the intended effect in all places. As per ANI, in Bhopal, farmers claim that Saturday 'feels like a normal day, we are not facing any problem. We don't want any type of agitation & we are not even a part of it. This is a conspiracy of the political parties'