Farmers from Punjab have sent legal notices to three BJP leaders, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, and member of Board of Governors Ram Madhav for making defamatory statements on the protests against the farm laws.
Farmers want an unconditional apology and withdrawal of the three BJP leaders’ statements on the ongoing farmers’ protest.
“Statements by several political leaders have not been issued in good faith or with responsibility, but mala fide intent and for oblique motives to further vested interests and defame the protesting farmers,” the statement quoted by ANI.
A Punjab based farmer, Jaskaran Singh Bandesha has sent notice which seeks an apology from the Union Minister Giriraj Singh. Jaskaran said that his remarks were disrespectful towards the farmers who have been giving their blood and sweat to India.
His legal notice seeks an apology from Giriraj Singh’s for his statement in an interview, “Andolan mei kisan ke hit ke hit ki baate nahi ho rahii hai, Aaj kisan andolan mai videsi taakatein ghus rahi hain. Andolan mei Khalistan our Sharjeel Imam ke posters lagaye Jaa rahe hai”.
Ramneek Singh Randhwana, a farmer from Jalandhar sent a notice to Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel for his statement, “In the name of farmers, anti-national elements, terrorists, Khalistanis, communists and pro-China people have sneaked into the agitation… We can see them having pizza, pakodi… All that is coming free of cost… Anti-national elements are giving them lakhs of rupees to stay put…”
Another farmer, Sukhwinder Singh Sidhu from Sangrur, has sent a notice to the member of Board of Governors Ram Madhav for his alleged remarks on farmers’ protest on his Twitter handle.
Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab co in-charge Raghav Chadda said, his party has provided legal support to farmers. He will provide support to farmers who wish to take legal action against the BJP party leaders for their defamatory statement on farmers’ protest.
AAP vowed to extend legal aid to farmers who wish to take legal recourse against pre-meditated smear campaign by BJP to discredit Farmers Protest.
As promised, AAP helps farmers send Defamation notices to Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel & BJP's Ram Madhav. pic.twitter.com/RGw59h8wVK
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) January 2, 2021