Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemned Punjab BJP for terming the farmers of Punjab as “urban naxals” only because they were protesting against the farm laws 2020.
“It is reprehensible that the Punjab BJP unit has fallen so low that it is calling the farmers of the State urban naxals. This insult is intolerable and I advise the Punjab unit to take back this slur inflicted on the ‘annadaata’ immediately and apologize for the same”, said Shiromani Akali Dal's Kisan Wing President Sikandar Singh Maluka.
The SAD Kisan Wing President said the Punjab BJP should not try to label hard-working farmers of the State simply because they had protested against the anti-farmer statements of its leaders.
“Punjab BJP leaders seem to have forgotten that their first loyalty should be to the farmers of Punjab and not multi-nationals who are behind the three agricultural laws which will destroy the farm sector in the State," he added.
He further said, "The BJP leaders have been constantly hurting the sentiments of the farmers by calling them Khalistanis earlier and now urban naxals."
Farmers are hurt that BJP leaders refuse to feel the pain of the farmers and are actively involved in defaming them as well as their agitation," he said.
"This is why BJP leaders have recently faced the ‘rosh’ of the farmers. Instead of understanding the hurt of the farmers and being sympathetic to their cause, the State BJP is confronting them. This should be condemned by one and all,” he added.