Haryana: CM Khattar cancelled Sonipat visit because of protest by farmers

News Desk: A large number of farmers gathered in Haryana’s Sonipat today against Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s visit despite tight security. The Chief Minister canceled his visit later.

The Chief Minister was scheduled to attend an event in Gohana in the afternoon.

Police barricades and check-posts were set up across the city as farmers announced they will demonstrate against the visit. The protesters, however, gathered around the stadium where there is a makeshift helipad and Chief Minister is scheduled to land.

As the agitation began, police officials tried to negotiate with the farmers.