Articles about Manohar Lal Khattar
Manohar Lal Khattar is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and two-time Chief Minister of Haryana state. He did his graduation from the University of Delhi while supporting himself by running a shop. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1977 and, in 1980 became a full-time Pracharak. After serving 17 years in the RSS, Khattar was moved to the BJP in 1994 and made Sangathan Mahamantri in Haryana. In 2000, he became the General Secretary of Haryana BJP, serving in this capacity till 2014. He gained a reputation as an efficient electoral strategist and planned campaigns for the BJP in several state and national elections. Khattar was appointed the Chairman of BJP’s Haryana Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which he led BJP to win seven out of 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state. He successfully contested in the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections from Karnal constituency, leading BJP to victory and becoming the Chief Minister. In the 2019 assembly elections, BJP formed a post-poll alliance with JJP and retained power. Khattar became Chief Minister for the second time, with JJP’s Dushyant Chautala becoming the Deputy CM.
06 Nov 2021
Haryana: Farmers attack BJP MP's car; hold party leaders hostage
Farmers' protests against three contentious farm laws had turned violent in Haryana on Friday after two senior BJP leaders were targeted by farmers in Hisar and Rohtak districts of the state.
29 Oct 2021
500 cops to guard namaz spots in Gurugram after threats
Nearly 500 police personnel will be deployed at five spots in Gurugram where Muslims offer namaz (prayers) on Friday.
16 Oct 2021
Who was Lakhbir Singh, the man brutally killed at Singhu?
A chilling murder at a farmers' protest site at the Singhu border near national capital Delhi on Friday made headlines and rattled people across the country.
04 Oct 2021
'Tit-for-tat' against protesting farmers; Haryana CM calls for armed groups
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is at the heart of a controversy after his remarks on the farmers' protest have gone viral.
02 Oct 2021
Farmers protest at Haryana CM Khattar's house; water cannons used
More than 1,000 farmers protesting against the central government's three controversial farm laws gathered outside Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's house in Karnal on Saturday morning.
22 Sep 2021
Haryana government to give subsidy on purchase of e-vehicles: CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the state government has decided to give a subsidy on the purchase of e-vehicles to encourage their use.
15 Sep 2021
Haryana: 7 kids die in 3 weeks; doctors in tizzy
At least seven children, all aged below 14, have died in Haryana's Chilli village in Palwal district in the past three weeks.
11 Sep 2021
Haryana standoff ends as government orders probe into Karnal incident
A week-long standoff between farmers and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Haryana ended today after the fourth round of discussions.
06 Sep 2021
Section 144 imposed in Karnal ahead of farmers' protest
Prohibitory orders banning the gathering of people were imposed in Haryana's Karnal district on Monday, a day ahead of a farmers' planned gherao of the mini-secretariat in Karnal over August 28 lathi-charge episode, officials said.
30 Aug 2021
'Incorrect choice of words': Haryana CM on "smash heads" remark
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that an IAS officer's remarks to "crack the heads" of the protesting farmers were not right.
30 Aug 2021
Lathi-charge on farmers akin to second Jallianwala Bagh: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena on Monday termed the lathi-charge on farmers by the police in Haryana as the "second Jallianwala Bagh" and said the Khattar government has no right to remain in power anymore.
29 Aug 2021
Karnal SDM orders cops to 'break heads' of protesting farmers
A video of Karnal Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha is doing the rounds on social media, where he can be heard ordering cops to "break the heads of protesting farmers."
14 Jul 2021
Maruti plant not shifting out of Haryana: CM Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asserted that car maker Maruti's plant was not shifting out of Haryana and will remain in the state, and said opposition Congress' claims in this regard holds no merit.
21 Jun 2021
Haryana: Extra marks for students nurturing plant saplings, says CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a new policy wherein extra marks will be given to those students from classes VIII to XII who will cater and nurture plant saplings.
04 Jun 2021
Khattar directs officials to ramp-up health facilities for third wave
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday directed Deputy Commissioners across the state to ramp up health arrangements at community health centers (CHCs) and to be prepared for a potential COVID-19 third wave.
20 May 2021
Villagers in Jind defy lockdown norms, Hisar locals join in
A number of locals in a village in Haryana's Jind district on Wednesday allegedly defied COVID-19 lockdown norms with some of them marching through the streets and giving various reasons for their actions.
10 Mar 2021
No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly
The no-confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janata Party (BJP-JJP) government in Haryana was defeated on Wednesday.
10 Mar 2021
BJP government in Haryana faces no-trust motion; CM Khattar confident
On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana, led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, faced a no-confidence motion, at a time when farmers' protests have taken over the state.
08 Mar 2021
Bhagavad Gita holds the key to all the problems: Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday talked about how Bhagavad Gita holds the key to remove all problems of the world. He was inaugurating a part of the Gita Museum built at the Gita Gyan Sansthanam Centre in Kurukshetra.
13 Jan 2021
As fault lines visible, Chautala, Khattar claim BJP-JJP alliance safe
The heat emanating from the farmers' protest is clearly affecting the ruling alliance in Haryana though both constituents — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) — have asserted the government will complete its five-year tenure.
10 Jan 2021
Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA
The ongoing farmers' protest is a conspiracy to spread bird flu across India, an MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday.
17 Dec 2020
Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu border, "an irreparable loss".
05 Dec 2020
Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive
Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
02 Dec 2020
Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest
Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre on Wednesday demanded a special session of the Parliament to repeal the laws.
28 Nov 2020
Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for the crackdown on farmers protesting against the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws.
28 Nov 2020
As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops
As farmers clashed with the police during their march to Delhi to protest against three central farm laws, a heart-warming video has come to the fore from Haryana's Karnal area.
01 Nov 2020
Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.
06 Oct 2020
Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
18 Sep 2020
After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar
The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.
02 Sep 2020
Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.
25 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 31.6 lakh; over 58,000 dead
On Monday, India reported a little under 60,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 31.64 lakh. Over 800 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 58,565.
24 Aug 2020
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.
16 Jul 2020
Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer
The rift between rebel Sachin Pilot and his party Congress widened as the former approached Rajasthan High Court challenging Speaker CP Joshi's disqualification notice, that was served on Wednesday.
26 Jun 2020
Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks
Some parts of Gurugram, Haryana, will be locked down for two weeks to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, a report in The Times of India said on Friday.
10 Apr 2020
Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
As healthcare workers around the world are leading the fight against coronavirus from the front, they are exposed to its threat more than anyone else.
30 Mar 2020
Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers
With thousands of migrant workers attempting to flee Delhi after a nationwide lockdown was announced last week, L-G Anil Baijal shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had all the powers to prevent this situation.
21 Mar 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak: How are states preparing for tomorrow's Janata Curfew?
To reduce transmission of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indians should follow the Janata Curfew on Sunday, March 22, between 7 am and 9 pm.
27 Feb 2020
Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'
At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.
05 Nov 2019
Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures
The situation in Delhi/NCR has invited criticism for governments, and rightly so. As residents are gasping for fresh air, they want authorities to take swift action.
29 Oct 2019
There's no Dushyant Chautala here: Sena's new warning to BJP
A consensus between bickering allies Shiv Sena and BJP seems like a far-fetched dream now.