Now BJP Locks Horns With AAP Over Farm Laws, Calls Arvind Kejriwal Power Hungry
After the Delhi CM demanded that the government withdraw the three laws, BJP mocked Kejriwal’s hunger strike, calling him a power-hungry politician who is politicising the farmer protests to his advantage
As the farmer protests enters its twentieth day today, the movement’s politicisation is also gaining momentum by the day. After a Twitter war with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has now caught the eye of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While addressing a press conference on Monday, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra condemned the opposition parties fighting over the farmers’ revolution. Alleging that Arvind Kejriwal’s hunger strike is a sham, he said that the CM was only power-hungry. Further accusing the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of using the ongoing protests as an excuse to gain more political power, he said that the opposition parties want to sit on the top without working towards the position. Patra reminded Kejriwal that he had included the scrapping of APMCs in his AAP manifesto, a promise which contradicts his current stance of repealing the three farm laws in line with the agricultural community’s demands.
Earlier the AAP chief and Captain Amarinder locked horns over the bills, with Kejriwal accusing Singh of being on the drafting committee of the bill and secretly supporting the federal government. The former army man turned politician shot back at his Delhi counterpart, accusing Kejriwal of selling his soul if it served the purpose.
While the agitating peasants and cultivators continue to campaign for the revocation of the three farm bills, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government was ready to talk amendments. However, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made it crystal clear on behalf of the centre that the reforms will not be fully repealed.
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