When 21-year-old Jashanjeet got married, instead of singing the traditional ‘ghori’ songs, his family held flags of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) and shouted slogans against the Narendra Modi government.
The actor’s letter asking Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to clear the railway tracks in the state has infuriated protesting farmers, who say the MP is parroting the BJP’s line.
Farmer representatives say the Modi government has suspended the railways to put pressure on agitating groups to call off their protests.
Farmers protests in Punjab, marked by burning of effigies, didn’t just take place on Dussehra day.
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The BJP has blamed “political compulsion” for the SAD’s departure and had accused the Sena of entering into an “unholy alliance” for its “greed” of power.
Congress and other Opposition parties also voiced support for the protest.
While the bills have led to massive protests in Punjab and Haryana, some Maharashtra farm leaders have actually welcomed them, while a few politicians seem to be playing it safe.