Chandigarh, August 18, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
As farmers from Punjab began their dharna at Rajapur Mandi Samiti in Lakhimpur city, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday took to task the BJP led government at the Centre for delaying justice in the matter.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters here, AAP Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working with a spirit of revenge against the farmers, for forcing him to rollback the three draconian farm laws last year.
Kang accused the union government and the state government in UP of imprisoning many farmers in fake cases in the past one year, even as the main accused, Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who brutally crushed the farmers with his car and killed them, is running free.
Kang sought to know from the Prime Minister, as to why the minister has not been expelled from the cabinet. He said that neither the farmers got any justice nor any strict action was taken against Ashish Mishra, which has again exposed the anti-farmers face of the Modi government. As a result, farmers from Punjab and other states were again forced to protest in Lakhimpur Kheri to seek justice, he said.
Kang reiterated that the Aam Aadmi Party will always stand with farmers during their struggle against Centre.
Kang accused Prime Minister Modi of deceiving the farmers and said that he had said that he would give a legal guarantee of MSP and for this a committee would be formed which would represent the farmers. But the 23 members in the MSP committee were advocating all three agricultural laws during the farmers’ agitation. The farmers of Punjab were not given any representation in the committee.
Kang said that all these things show that Prime Minister Modi is humiliating the farmers of Punjab and taking action against them out of revenge. The anti-farmer face of the Prime Minister and the BJP governments has been exposed. BJP government will never be farmer friendly as it is a corporate friendly party.