Amid high-drama at Haryana’s border with Punjab, state authorities allowed former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and some party leaders to enter the BJP-ruled state as a part of his rally towards farm legal guidelines. After winding up his final rally at Sanaur in Patiala, Gandhi drove a tractor to attain Haryana border on the concluding day of his “Kheti Bachao Yatra”.
He was accompanied on the tractor by Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar and senior party chief Harish Rawat.
Plenty of Congress employees had been accompanying Gandhi from Punjab’s Patiala district, however the procession was stopped on the freeway close to Teokar village on Pehowa border for an hour.
Before Gandhi arrived on the Punjab-Haryana border, senior Haryana police officers on the spot advised reporters that they might not allow greater than 100 folks to collect at one place as per the rules in place due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Gandhi and some Congress leaders had been later allowed to enter Haryana the place the previous Congress chief has a few programmes scheduled.
On Haryana facet, state Congress chief Kumari Selja, senior leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Kiran Choudhary, Ajay Singh Yadav and party’s Haryana affairs in-charge Vivek Bansal had been current.
Ahead of Gandhi’s tractor rally in Haryana, the BJP-led authorities on Monday had stated the Congress chief can deliver a number of folks within the state but it surely is not going to allow an enormous crowd from Punjab which may “disturb” the ambiance.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar stated Gandhi has the appropriate to put forth his views however “if he comes with a big procession from Punjab, we won’t allow it”.
Haryana’s Home Minister Anil Vij had stated if Gandhi comes with “a big crowd from Punjab to disturb Haryana’s atmosphere, then we will not permit it. We are not going to allow that”.