Haryana chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s criticism in connection to the Haryana violence that erupted after the verdict in Ram Rahim’s rape case. He said that the state government reacted appropriately when violence broke out after the Ram Rahim judgment last week.
The CM was speaking to the media after submitting a report to BJP president, Amit Shah, on the mayhem following the judgment.
Khattar was being criticised by the Opposition and others for “mishandling” the situation and allegedly giving a long rope to thousands of Dera followers, who had been amassing in Panchkula and Sirsa ahead of the Dera chief’s verdict. As many as 38 people were killed in the violence.
“We acted with restraint to execute the court’s orders and we succeeded in achieving our objective,” Khattar said.
Khattar also rejected the demands by the Opposition for his resignation as the CM.
“It doesn’t matter what they (the Opposition) say, but we are satisfied with our actions. Whatever we did was right. Now there is peace in Haryana,” Khattar asserted.
On reports of Ram Rahim’s daughter Honeypreet Singh accompanying him to prison, Khattar said, “Honeypreet Insan appealed CBI Court that she be allowed in Court and also inside jail as a helper but jail authorities didn’t allow (her to do so).”