Sidelined, BJP’s Varun Gandhi Doubles Down With Vajpayee Video On Farmers

New Delhi:

BJP MP Varun Gandhi – dumped from his social gathering’s National Executive this month after calling  for justice for the households of farmers killed in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri, and talking out in assist of different farmers protesting the centre’s new legal guidelines – is in no temper to again down.

This morning Mr Gandhi tweeted an undated video of (a really young-looking) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, wherein the late former Prime Minister warns the federal government towards intimidating farmers.

“… warn the government against intimidating farmers. Don’t try to scare us… Farmers are not going to be scared. We don’t want to use farmers’ movement for politics…” Mr Vajpayee says within the video.

“We support their genuine demands, and if the government tries to scare us, or misuse the laws, or disregard the peaceful movement of farmers, we will also become part of the movement,” he provides.

“Wise words from a big-hearted leader,” is Mr Gandhi’s touch upon the shared video.

Earlier this month Varun Gandhi was dropped from the BJP’s 80-member National Executive, as have been his mom Maneka Gandhi and former Union Minister Birender Singh; all three have been seen as being sympathetic in the direction of the farmers’ protests towards the centre’s legal guidelines.

Mr Gandhi can be the one BJP member, to date, to talk up on the Lakhimpur Kheri problem, wherein Ashish Mishra, the son of junior Home Minister Ajay Mishra, is accused of murdering 4 farmers.

The Pilibhit MP has not solely demanded “accountability” but additionally wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to demand a CBI probe and Rs 1 crore compensation for the lifeless farmers’ households.

This week he additionally focused Ajay Mishra over his remark that Khalistanis had engineered the Lakhimpur occasions; with out naming him he slammed it as an attempt to give communal colour.

Last week he tweeted a video of the black SUV ploughing by means of a gaggle of peaceable protesters from behind, tagging it “murder” and saying that the video was enough to “shake the soul”.

The farmers’ months-long protest towards the centre’s new farm legal guidelines has shaped the backdrop for a sequence of hostile clashes between the ruling BJP and opposition events, together with a fierce stand-off throughout the monsoon session of Parliament that included bodily confrontations within the ultimate week.

The protests have additionally included violent clashes between farmers and police in varied states, most notably BJP-ruled Haryana. The violence has left dozens injured on either side and drawn scathing criticism from the opposition, which has accused the centre of utilizing brutal pressure towards farmers.

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