The United Kisan Morcha has rejected Prime Minister Modi’s ‘life threatening’ narrative and said that it is an attempt to malign the farmers’ movement. It has issued a statement saying that there was no program to stop the Prime Minister’s visit or obstruct his schedule. It has even claimed that the protesting farmers had no concrete information that the Prime Minister’s convoy was about to pass by. The union of farmers’ unions has alleged that to cover up the failure of the rally, the prime minister has tried to malign the state of Punjab and the farmers’ movement.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has issued this statement when all the Union Ministers and BJP leaders from Prime Minister Modi are raising the issue of lapse in the security of Prime Minister Modi loudly. This Kisan Morcha is the one that led the farmers’ movement against the three agricultural laws for almost a year.
Actually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to address an election rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Wednesday. But Modi could not reach the venue and due to this the rally was cancelled. The prime minister’s convoy was halted at a flyover for 15 to 20 minutes as some protesters blocked the flyover.
News agency ANI, quoting Bathinda airport officials, had reported that on his return to Bathinda airport, Prime Minister Modi told officials, ‘Thanks to your CM that I was able to return alive till Bathinda airport’.
The United Kisan Morcha has now issued a statement regarding this. Those who issued the statement included Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr. Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Hannan Molla, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma, Yudhveer Singh and Yogendra Yadav. In its statement, the Morcha has described the incident of that day in a sequential manner.
Breaking: Samyukt Kisan Morcha has issued the following statement on the controversy surrounding PM visit to Punjab.
BREAKING: The United Kisan Morcha has issued this statement on the controversy related to the Prime Minister’s visit to Punjab. pic.twitter.com/AyMr3SgwfD
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The Morcha has said, “On receiving the news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Punjab on January 5, 10 farmer organizations affiliated to the United Kisan Morcha had announced a symbolic protest against the arrest of Ajay Mishra Teni and other outstanding demands.” It has further said that on January 2 protests and effigy burning programs were announced at village level across Punjab and on January 5 at district and tehsil headquarters.
The Kisan Morcha has made it clear that there was no program to stop the Prime Minister’s visit or obstruct his program.
It has said in its statement that on January 5, when some farmers were stopped by the police administration from going to Ferozepur district headquarters, they protested by sitting on the road at many places. According to the Kisan Morcha, among them was the flyover of Pyarayana where the Prime Minister’s convoy came, stopped and went back. The Morcha has said in its statement, ‘The protesting farmers there had no concrete information that the Prime Minister’s convoy was going to pass through there. He got this information from the media after the Prime Minister went back.
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The Kisan Morcha has claimed that it is clear from the video of the occasion that the protesting farmers did not even make any effort to go towards the Prime Minister’s convoy. It said, “Only a group saying ‘Narendra Modi Zindabad’ raising the BJP flag had reached near that convoy. Therefore, the threat to the life of the Prime Minister seems completely concocted.”
It has said in its statement, ‘The whole country knows that if there is a danger to life, then it is from the farmers to roam free by becoming the minister of criminals like Ajay Mishra Teni.’ It has said that the Morcha expects the Prime Minister of the country not to make irresponsible statements keeping in view the dignity of his office.