Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday got here out all weapons blazing in opposition to farmers’ ” Kisan Parliament” after a mediaperson was allegedly attacked in the course of the protest. Condemning the incident, the firebrand chief, who can also be the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, stated that “they aren’t farmers, they’re hooligans”.
“They usually are not farmers, they’re hooligans… These are legal acts. What occurred on January 26 was additionally shameful criminals actions. Opposition promoted such actions,’ Lekhi stated at a press convention on Thursday.
This triggered a fast response from Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait, who referred to as it an “insult” to 80 crore annadatas.
Objecting to Lekhi’s assertion, Tikait stated she ought to be ashamed of herself and cease consuming the foodgrains grown by them.
“Hooligans are those who don’t have anything. It is improper 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 ought to cease consuming foodgrain grown by us. She ought to be ashamed of herself. We have handed a decision in ‘Farmers’ Parliament condemning her assertion,” Tikait stated.
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 number of metres away from Parliament the place the Monsoon Session is underway.