BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who has been continuously advising the BJP and the Modi government regarding the farmers’ movement, has made a bombshell tweet on Thursday. Varun has tweeted an old video of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who laid the foundation of BJP.
The special thing is that in this video, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is warning the then Indira Gandhi government about the farmers’ movement.
Atal says from the stage in a meeting, “I want to warn the government, give up the methods of suppression, do not try to scare, the farmer is not afraid, we do not want to make political use of the farmers’ movement, but we will help the farmers. Let’s support the right demand.”
Vajpayee goes on to say, “If the government represses, misuses the law, tries to suppress the peaceful movement, then we will not hesitate to jump into the struggle of the farmers, we will stand shoulder to shoulder with them.”
This video is from 1980. At that time Vajpayee was a very passionate and popular leader. In this speech, he had challenged the then Indira Gandhi government to stop suppressing the voice of the farmers or else he would go to the ground to fight for the rights of the farmers.
It is no small thing for Varun to tweet this video. Varun Gandhi is a very intelligent and educated parliamentarian. After the incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, the farmers are deeply angry and Varun Gandhi has sensed it. That’s why Varun Gandhi has been raising his voice in favor of farmers by tweeting continuously for the past days.
At a time when the BJP and the Modi government are deeply averse to the farmers’ movement, the message of this video of Varun Gandhi is clear that the government should not adopt a repressive approach to the farmers’ movement.
Farmers are angry
Farmers have been agitating on the borders of Delhi for the last 10 months. He has tolerated everything heat, cold, rain, police atrocities. But the Modi government has not spoken to him even once in the last 9 months. Not only this, the farmers were angry, but after the incident of trampling the farmers going peacefully in the incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, they are furious.
Farmers say that efforts are being made to suppress their voice. The farmers involved in the movement are being maligned as Khalistani, anti-national since day one.
While tweeting this video, Varun has written – Wise words of a big hearted leader.
message for modi
Varun describing Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a leader of big heart is also a message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Farmers and opposition accuse Prime Minister Modi that he is not ready to talk to the country’s Annadata and the reason behind this is his arrogance.
Varun is a constant attacker
Since the incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, Varun Gandhi has been a constant attacker. Varun has pointed to another very serious threat in the past. He had said that an attempt is being made to make the Lakhimpur Kheri incident Hindu versus Sikh.
Varun has said that the protesters cannot be silenced by killing them and the families of the victims should get justice. Varun had also reprimanded those who raised slogans of Godse Zindabad a few days back. He had said that such people are embarrassing this country.
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What do you want Varun?
This incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, which took place just before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, has already pushed the BJP to the backfoot. The tweets of Varun Gandhi are only adding to the troubles of the party.
Varun probably wants to send a message that he will continue to raise his voice for the cause of the farmers with full vigor and is free to act if the party does not like his words.
There is also a discussion in the politics of Uttar Pradesh that Varun Gandhi can leave the BJP and join the Congress. What action will be taken against Varun, it will be known in the coming days, but this Pilibhit MP has challenged the party leadership in a way.