Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s expulsion in wake of the Ram Rahim verdict flare-up, BJP sources have confirmed that Khattar stays put.
Today Amit Shah with BJP general secretary (Haryana) Dr. Anil Jain and senior leader Kailash Vijaivargiya, it has been decided that Khattar will not be summoned to Delhi either- for any clarifications.
On the violence that engulfed parts of Haryana, Amit Shah said, “Keeping in mind the significance of Dera, the violence is handled well.”
Briefed @rajnathsingh ji. Situation is being monitoring extensively, strict action will be taken against those who try to disrupt peace.
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 25, 2017
This comes amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah met on the intervening night of Saturday to take a call on Khattar’s chief ministerial journey.
Earlier in the day, the Punjab and Haryana High Court hit out at the Chief Minister for allowing the state to burn for political gains.
Khattar is believed to have had good relations with Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Before Khattar became the Chief Minister in 2014, Rahim had openly rooted for him and promised him support from Dera followers.