Farm stir has turned political now: Haryana BJP chief Om Prakash Dhankar

Chandigarh, September 13

Lashing out at the protesting farmers, state BJP chief Om Prakash Dhankar said the agitation against the farm laws had become completely political. He said the interest of farmers had got lost in the politics of carrying forward the stir.

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Addressing a press meet here on Monday to announce the programme about the BJP’s 20-day “seva aur samarpan” campaign to mark PM Narendra Modi’s two decades of being in power, 13 years in Gujarat and 7 years in the Centre, Dhankar said the farmers had lost direction and the stir had become about fulfilling political aspirations for some of those spearheading it.

“Thestir has now gone beyond its agenda. From wanting improvements in the farm laws to insisting on getting these repealed, the farmers have lost their way,” he said, adding that the government was open to amendments. Critical of the Congress and its leaders, he said those who were trying to educate the Haryana Government should instead give the farmers their due in their party-ruled states.

Dhankar accused the Congress of putting the Swaminathan Commission Report recommendations on the backburner during the eight years that the party was in power at the Centre. — TNS

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