AMIDST the pandemic and the havoc caused by Cyclone Tauktae, farmers in the state may have something to look forward to.
Khattar said the central leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) agreed that the protesting farmers should not have opposed the inauguration of a COVID hospital.
The state's minority affairs minister also said 193 COVID-19 patients admitted in a makeshift centre in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex have been shifted.
Chief Minister Khattar appealed to the agitating farmers to cooperate with the government in its fight against Covid-19.
The farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the farm laws passed by the Centre.
“On May 26, we will complete six months of this protest and it also happens to mark seven years since PM Modi formed the government.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJD government, Odisha BJP Kisan Morcha president, Pradip Purohit said PM-Kisan is not directionless like KALIA.
They demanded that the government should procure their produce by providing minimum support price at the earliest.
Over 55 lakh farmers across Karnataka received Rs 985.61 crore directly into their bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday.
Khattar said farmers may resume their agitation later if they wish, but they must stop it as of now.
In a statement, the SKM said that large convoys of farmers arrived at the two border points on Monday and this will now continue.
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Farmers said that they have not got any support from the government and that all measures taken to curb the spread of the virus at the Tikri border have been taken by them only.
The SKM has maintained that the Kisan Social Army was never the authorised social media voice of the farmers group and none of its handles have anything to do with the movement.
The farmers group said the case concerns the 26-year-old woman who came from West Bengal along with some persons posing to be "Kisan Social Army" members.
Amid a second wave of COVID-19, farmers took out protest marches at several places, including Moga, Patiala, Amritsar, Ajnala, Nabha, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda.