Farmers Protest: What Magic Is This, Rahulji

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BJP chief JP Nadda has focused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over the farmers’ protest (File)

New Delhi:

BJP chief JP Nadda on Sunday accused the Congress’s Rahul Gandhi of hypocrisy and deceptive farmers protesting in opposition to the centre’s controversial agriculture legal guidelines.

Mr Nadda, who on Thursday tweeted an outdated video of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as “proof of (the get together’s) double-talk”, focused her son right this moment, digging out an excerpt from Mr Gandhi’s Might 2015 Lok Sabha speech during which Gandhi appeared to assist removing of middlemen and permitting farmers to promote on to consumers.

“What is that this magic taking place, Rahulji? What you had been earlier advocating, now you’re opposing. You don’t have anything to do with the curiosity of nation or farmers. You need to play politics. However your hypocrisy is not going to work… the individuals and the farmers have realised your twin character,” Mr Nadda tweeted.

Within the hooked up video, Mr Gandhi narrates a dialog between himself and a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, during which the farmer says he may get a greater value for his potato crop if he may promote on to factories that make potato chips.

The BJP has repeatedly accused the Congress (and different opposition events) of deceptive protesters and engineering protests in opposition to the farm legal guidelines for political acquire. The ruling get together has alleged the Congress wished to cross related payments when it was in energy (on the head of the United Progressive Alliance), however is now opposing the reforms for concern of dropping votes and credit score.

“The fact of the Congress, which confuses farmers and deprives them of their rights, is revealed once more. Sonia Gandhi used to advocate a market freed from middlemen for farmers and now opposes it. That is proof of the Congress’s opportunistic pondering,” Mr Nadda stated in his assault on Sonia Gandhi.

Within the undated video that accompanied his tweet, Ms Gandhi seems to be talking in favour of the removing of middlemen to allow farmers to get “the precise value for produce”.


Farmers protesting the brand new legal guidelines concern being disadvantaged of MSPs (minimal assist value) and being left on the mercy of corporates. The centre, nonetheless, insists the legal guidelines free farmers from having to take care of middlemen and provides them the choice to promote at markets and costs of their selection.

5 rounds of talks have been held thus far to resolve the deadlock between the 2 sides. Nonetheless, neither facet is prepared to budge at this level. The farmers need the legal guidelines scrapped and the centre is just open to amending extra problematic sections.

An invite to a sixth spherical has been dismissed by the farmers, who say the centre is “not critical about our calls for” and is extra enthusiastic about propaganda that paints them in a adverse mild.

This morning farmers banged thalis to create a racket as Prime Minister’s month-to-month radio deal with – Mann ki Baat – was broadcast. The protests passed off at three spots – at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border, in Punjab’s Faridkot and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana.


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