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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 43, New Delhi, October 9, 2021

Letter to the Governor of Haryana Regarding Incitement To Violence by Chief Minister Of Haryana | S.G. Vombatkere

Friday 8 October 2021, by S G Vombatkere

EMAILED on 04/10/2021 at 3:03 PM

Dated: 04.10.2021

From:

Major General S.G. Vombatkere, VSM (Retd)
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Hon’ble Governor of the State of Haryana ;

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Hon’ble President of India presidentofindia[at]rb.nic.in; secy.president[at]rb.nic.in

Subject: Incitement To Violence by Chief Minister Of Haryana

Respected Hon’ble Governor of the State of Haryana,

As reported by the media, Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, while addressing a meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday, October 3, 2021, called upon volunteers to “Pick up sticks and fight those furious farmers. We will see everything. If you stay in jail for two-four months, you will become a big leader”. He also talked about "tit for tat" and told the gathering to form groups of 500 to 1,000 and be prepared to go to jail. [Media references are hyper-linked for convenience].

It is clear that the Haryana CM is aware that such actions by groups of people is illegal, because he knows that such volunteers could be jailed “for two-four months”.

It is regrettable that a public servant, an elected representative holding the office of a chief minister of a State, has knowingly incited violence, thereby violating his sacred oath of office according to the Constitution of India, and also violating extant law.

I respectfully request you, Hon’ble Sir, to summon Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar in this connection, and consider removing him from the august position of the Chief Minister of the State of Haryana, or consider recommending to the Hon’ble President of India to dismiss his government, as you may see fit, in accordance with Constitutional practice.

With my respectful regards and best wishes,

Yours faithfully,

Major General S.G. Vombatkere, VSM (Retd)

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