Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar sparked a row saying Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the farmer protest to Delhi. Speaking at Punjab Congress Bhawan, Jakhar praised the CM’s handling of the stir and said that if the situation was not handled properly then Punjab government would have suffered the wrath of the protesters. It shows a clear hint that Farmers, Protesters Managed By Captain Amarinder & the Congress.
Farmers, Protesters Managed By Captain Amarinder & the Congress
“If someone else was the Chief Minister at that moment, then slogans that were being raised against the BJP would have been raised against Congress. The CM handled them successfully and sent them to the Delhi border,” said Jakhar. We would have to face the wrath of farmers had they been in Punjab and not Delhi, said Jakhar and called it a big achievement of the Captain.
Congress party sent the farmers to protest at the Delhi Border-Jakhar
Jakhar said, “The farmer protesters have entered BJP’s house but if BJP is unable to oust them, it is because the whole of Punjab is standing by the protesters. If someone else was the chief minister at that moment, the slogans that are being raised against the Bhartiya Janta Party would have been raised against us. He handled them brilliantly and sent them there (Delhi border).”
Sunil Jakhar also said that if the situation was not handled aptly, the Punjab government would have suffered the wrath of the anti-farm law protesters. The comments are being interpreted by people as an admission that the Congress party sent the farmers to protest at the Delhi Border.
Farmers held ‘Kisan Sansad’ in heavy security
After Jakhar’s admission – people are giving their reactions on social media saying – “At last, you accepted the truth.” Meanwhile, farmers protesting against the three agriculture laws started their agitation at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday amid heavy security and held a ‘Kisan sansad.’ A group of 200 farmers wearing identification badges and with flags of their unions in hands, held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar calling for the repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee on minimum support price.
Till end of monsoon session everyday a group of 200 farmers will held Kisan Sansad
Every day a group of 200 farmers will hold agitation at Jantar Mantar till the end of the Monsoon Session which ends on August 13.
Addressing protesters at the ‘Kisan sansad’, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers know how to suppress the voice of those who do not raise their issues in parliament and warned of protests against the MPs, be it of the ruling party or the opposition, in their constituency if they failed to raise their issues in parliament.
Heavy Security deployed at the Jantar Mantar
Several companies of CRPF and RAF have been deployed at the Jantar Mantar and CCTV cameras have also been placed in the area. Besides this, barricades, along with metal detectors have been placed on either side of the Jantar Mantar and two water cannons have also been stationed. However, the protests have turned into a crime zone, with sexual harassment, murder and assault being reported from the protest sites.