With his government under attack for not being able to control Jat quota stir violence, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar broke down at a meeting of state BJP legislators at the Haryana Niwas here.
He also said that the recent violence was similar to what the Punjabi community had witnessed during and after the Partition in 1947.
It has been reported that during the partition, families of Punjabi settlers who came from Pakistan to India were targeted by violent mobs.
Not only the chief minister but, finance minister Abhimanyu cried too. The minister’s house was burnt down by the violent mob.
But, he was more saddened by the allegations against him that he was behind all that had happened in Haryana.
“Nothing could be more painful than this,” he said.
At the meeting, 52 MLAs — all 47 from BJP and the five Independents, were present and it lasted for four-and-a-half hours.