Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visit to village near Karnal and his meeting with a group of farmers got cancelled after a farmers protesting the farm laws ransacked the venue.

The Haryana Police came down on the protesting farmers, who were trying to enter Karnal village and the police fired tear-gas shells and water cannons.

CM Khattar was scheduled to attend a farmers gathering at the village and talk about the Centre’s farm laws and their benefits. There was a heavy presence of police at the village ahead of the meeting.

BJP ruled Haryana has been in reports when it decided to stop the farmers on way to Delhi from the state as well as Punjab. The Centre decided to conduct programmes to dispel ‘misconceptions’ about the three farm laws, after criticism for this move.

The CM’s programme had run in some trouble as protesting farmers hardened their stand as talks failed to resolve the deadlock between the government and the leaders of the farm union who are protesting the farm laws.

Congress’s Randeep Surjewala said, “Respected Manohar Lal ji, please stop this pretence of Kisan Mahapanchayat in Kaimla village. By playing with the sentiments of those who provide us with food, please stop meddling with the law and order situation,”

He further said, “If you want to have a conversation, have it with those who have been protesting for the last 46 days.”