Dadri Independent MLA withdraws support to Haryana govt in light of farmers' protest

Atrocities are being unleashed on the farmers: Sombir Sangwan

Depender Deswal
Tribune News Service
Hisar, December 1

Dadri Independent MLA Sombir Sangwan withdrew support from the BJP-JJP government in Haryana on Tuesday in light of the farmers' agitation.

Sangwan had resigned from the post of chairman of the Haryana livestock development board on Monday.

In a statement, Sangwan said that atrocities are being unleashed on the farmers who are on an agitational path in support of their demands.

"I cannot remain associated with the government in the present circumstances and thus has decided to part with the state government", said Sangwan.

He was among seven independent MLAs who won in Haryana assembly elections held last year. The independent MLA had backed the minority government of BJP.

While one of the independents, Ranjit Singh Chautala, was made cabinet minister, four other independent MLAs including Sombir Sangwan were appointed chairmen of different boards and corporations.

The Dushyant Chautala-led JJP which has 10 members in the Haryana assembly is also part of the government.

A JJP MLA from Barwala assembly constituency Jogiram Sihag has also turned down the government's offer of chairmanship last month while announcing his support to the farmers' agitation.

Sombir Sangwan had earlier supported the Centre's ordinances on agriculture and also expressed his views in the state assembly. However, he maintained that given the farmers' resentment about the Farm Acts, he reviewed his decision to remain associated with the government and decided to to go with the farmers.

Sangwan, who is also pradhan of Sangwan khap, attended a meeting in of all khap panchayats in Rohtak two days ago which decided to mobilize people and resources for the ongoing farmers' agitation.

Sangwan held a meeting in Dadri town on Tuesday. The delegation of crops and farmer organisations continue to head for Delhi from Hisar Bhiwani Jind districts today as well.

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