Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has reacted to claims made by Union Minister Raosaheb Danve regarding the farmers agitation against the Centre's farm laws. Danve had claimed that the agitation had the backing of Pakistan and China.
Raut said,"If a Union minister has information that China & Pakistan have a hand behind farmers agitation, then, the Defence Minister should immediately conduct a surgical strike on China & Pakistan. The President, PM, HM & Chiefs of the Armed Forces should discuss this issue seriously"
"The farmers' agitation that is taking place in Delhi is not that of farmers. The Central government is ready to spend for the benefit of our farmers. Countries like China and Pakistan have a hand behind these protests," Danve said while addressing a gathering at the inauguration of a Primary Health Centre in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on December 9.
This comes amid the mass agitation taking place in and around the national capital. Farmers from across the country, mostly from Punjab and other northern states, are protesting three of the Centre's farm laws that were passed in Parliament on September by voice vote, despite objection by opposition parties.
Farmer unions have rejected the government's proposals on changes in the three farm laws and said the protest would intensify till the laws were repealed.
The farmers are protesting against the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce(Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
If a Union minister has information that China & Pakistan have a hand behind farmers agitation, then, the Defence Minister should immediately conduct a surgical strike on China & Pak. The President, PM, HM & Chiefs of the Armed Forces should discuss this issue seriously: S Raut https://t.co/1GagzoaTHApic.twitter.com/ImIVdNiJVY— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020