Farmers in Punjab aren’t in a temper to spare any political occasion. While BJP leaders have been dealing with the warmth for some time, not too long ago it was the flip of the ruling Congress — and its Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari.
The Parliamentarian was, on Tuesday, visiting SBS Nagar district to dedicate developmental initiatives when he was greeted with a protest by members of the Doaba Kisan Union in Bharta Kalan village.
Mr Tewari, after being escorted to security by the police, cancelled his go to to a different village, Bazidpur, the place some farmers had gathered for the same present of anger.
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Kuldip Singh, a pacesetter of the union in Bazidpur, mentioned opposition leaders had let down the farmers in Parliament by not elevating their voice when the controversial farm payments had been tabled.
“Mr Tewari is a Congress MP. Neither did he nor the rest of the 12 Lok Sabha MPs from AAP and SAD present our case properly. When farmers are protesting near Delhi border, these leaders didn’t visit citing excuses like farmer union leaders had barred political leaders from sharing the stage,” Mr Singh mentioned.
“Why can’t they go and sit with the protesters rather than roaming in villages with heavy security, violating their own poll promise of doing away with VIP culture?” he requested.
Later the protesters broken the muse stone Mr Tewari was to put for a village venture in Bazidpur, prompting the police to file a case for damaging public property.
Mr Tewari, in the meantime, mentioned the Punjab authorities had stood by the farmers on the difficulty from the very starting and would proceed to take action.
“These bills would be repealed immediately when the Congress government comes to power. When the Central government brought the ordinance in this regard, I was the first to oppose it as the spokesperson of the Congress party and it was opposed in Parliament,” mentioned Mr Tewari.
He appealed to the farmer leaders to tell apart between their supporters and opponents in order that their motion may succeed.
On Sunday, Congress MLA Hardyal Singh Kamboj confronted the same protest in Patiala’s Budhanpur village the place he had gone to offer grant for some growth work. He was escorted out by the police amid calls of “go back”.
The nationwide protest, which started final yr towards three controversial Central farm legal guidelines, accomplished 200 day yesterday. Thousands of farmers, principally from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh, search the repeal of those legal guidelines.