Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday got here out all weapons blazing towards farmers’ ” Kisan Parliament” after a mediaperson was allegedly attacked through the protest. Condemning the incident, the firebrand chief, who can be the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, mentioned that “they are not farmers, they are hooligans”.
“They are not farmers, they are hooligans… These are legal acts. What occurred on January 26 was additionally shameful criminals actions. Opposition promoted such actions,’ Lekhi mentioned at a press convention on Thursday.
This triggered a fast response from Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait, who known as it an “insult” to 80 crore annadatas.
Objecting to Lekhi’s assertion, Tikait mentioned she ought to be ashamed of herself and cease consuming the foodgrains grown by them.
“Hooligans are the ones who have nothing. It is wrong to make such remarks for farmers. We are farmers, not hooligans. Farmers are ‘anndatas’ of the land. Such a remark is an insult to 80 crore farmers of India. If we’re hooligans, Meenakshi Lekhi ji should stop eating foodgrain grown by us. She should be ashamed of herself. We have passed a resolution in ‘Farmers’ Parliament condemning her statement,” Tikait mentioned.
A gaggle of 200 farmers protesting the Centre’s three agri legal guidelines began a ‘Kisan Sansad’ at central Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday, a couple of metres away from Parliament the place the Monsoon Session is underway.