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.

Haryana: Farmers attack BJP MP's car; hold party leaders hostage

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.

500 cops to guard namaz spots in Gurugram after threats

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.

Who was Lakhbir Singh, the man brutally killed at Singhu?

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.

'Tit-for-tat' against protesting farmers; Haryana CM calls for armed groups

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.

Farmers protest at Haryana CM Khattar's house; water cannons used

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.

Haryana government to give subsidy on purchase of e-vehicles: CM

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.

Haryana: 7 kids die in 3 weeks; doctors in tizzy

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.

Haryana standoff ends as government orders probe into Karnal incident

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.

Section 144 imposed in Karnal ahead of farmers' protest

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.

'Incorrect choice of words': Haryana CM on "smash heads" remark

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.

Lathi-charge on farmers akin to second Jallianwala Bagh: Shiv Sena

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.

Karnal SDM orders cops to 'break heads' of protesting farmers

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."

Maruti plant not shifting out of Haryana: CM Khattar

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.

Haryana: Extra marks for students nurturing plant saplings, says CM

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.

Khattar directs officials to ramp-up health facilities for third wave

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.

Villagers in Jind defy lockdown norms, Hisar locals join in

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.

No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly

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.

BJP government in Haryana faces no-trust motion; CM Khattar confident

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.

Bhagavad Gita holds the key to all the problems: Khattar

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.

As fault lines visible, Chautala, Khattar claim BJP-JJP alliance safe

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.

Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA

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.

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

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".

Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

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.

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

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.

Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

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.

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

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.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

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.

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19

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.

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

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.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 31.6 lakh; over 58,000 dead

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.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

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.

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

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.

Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: How are states preparing for tomorrow's Janata Curfew?

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.

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

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.

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

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.

There's no Dushyant Chautala here: Sena's new warning to BJP

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.