Maharashtra BJP leader and Union Minister of State, RaosahebDanve has been engulfed in controversy by making statements that China and Pakistan are involved in the ongoing farmers’ movement in Delhi. Responding RaosahebDanve’s comment, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should take Danve’s claim seriously and carry out surgical strikes against Pakistan and China while Minister of State Bachchu Kadu has expressed anger over his statement. At the same time, NCP has demanded Danve’s resignation. Apart from this, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has termed this statement of Danve as an insult to the farmers of the country.
Earlier, Union Minister RaosahebDanve on Wednesday claimed that China and Pakistan are behind the ongoing farmers’ protests demanding the withdrawal of three new agricultural laws. He also alleged that Muslims were first misled about the amended Citizenship Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), but these efforts were not successful. He said that now farmers are being told that they will suffer due to new laws.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday termed Union Minister RaosahebDanve’s claim that China and Pakistan were behind the farmers’ protests as ridiculous, saying that if this is true, the central government should teach a lesson to neighbouring countries. Raut taunted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah should take the statement of their Union Minister seriously and put a surgical strike against China and Pakistan.
On the other hand, Shiv Sena spokesperson and former Union Minister Arvind Sawant, while taking a dig at Danve for dragging China and Pakistan in the farmers’ protests, said that BJP leaders are not in their senses due to losing power in Maharashtra. They have no idea what they are saying.
Taking a dig at Danve’s statement, NCP leader Nawab Malik said “Modi government should clarify whether it is their stand or only that of Danve? If this is the stand of the Modi government, then why are you holding meetings with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar? Why is Home Minister Amit Shah meeting and discussing with farmers?” Malik said that what Danve said, if that is not the attitude of the government, Danve should resign from the post of minister immediately.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra minister Bacchu Kadu on Thursday made a controversial statement in response to Danve’s comment as he said that they will have to enter Danve’s house and beat him up.
“Last time he made such a statement, we had gheraoed his house. Now, the situation is such that we’ll have to enter his house and beat him up,” Kadu said. On the other hand, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has also termed this statement of RaosahebDanve as an insult to the farmers. Maninderjit Singh Sirsa, president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, said: “Farmers have been sitting peacefully and the government has failed to deliver justice…the farmers who themselves fight and die for the nation, grow food, and whose children to martyr themselves for the nation…don’t try to paint them anti-national.”