28 February, 2021

‘Modi Is Pouring Fat Into Fire’

Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary speaks to Outlook on what the farmers’ protests mean, politically and socially

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‘Modi Is Pouring Fat Into Fire’
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2021-02-12T13:43:56+05:30

Ex-MP and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary speaks to Puneet Nicholas Yadav on what the farmers’ protests mean, politically and socially. Excerpts…

On Modi’s andolan-jivi jibe

Just look up the word andolan in the dictionary—it is a collective agitation by common citizens against oppression by the State. When a Prime Minister speaks in Parliament and brands people as andolan-jivi, par-jivi, anti-national…it shows the repressive character of the regime. It is a statement of intent for crushing any form of dissent. The government must realise that these won’t work against a disciplined and peaceful agitation that is based on common interests of millions of people across the country. By mocking protesters the PM is only pouring fat into fire.

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