“They are not farmers, they are hooligans”: Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi

News Desk: Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said that the protesting farmers are hooligans. She also accused the opposition of promoting such criminal activities.

Lekhi said “They are not farmers, they are hooligans… These are criminal acts. What happened on January 26 was also shameful criminals activities”

“The opposition is promoting such criminal activities” she added.

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait reacted to this statement of Lekhi said “Farmers are annadatas. Hooligans are the ones who have nothing. It is wrong to make such remarks for farmers. We are farmers, not hooligans”

On Thursday, a group of 200 protesting farmers started a ‘Kisan Sansad’ at central Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday. Farmers said the idea behind organising the ‘Kisan Sansad’ was to show that their protest is still alive and tell the Centre that they too know how to run the Parliament.