Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gujarat deputy chief, Bhema Chaudhary, on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel seeking an unconditional apology for his speech in which he allegedly compared protesting farmers with Khalistanis and the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’.
The legal notice sent by Bhema Chaudhary stated that the deputy chief minister of Gujarat in his speech said the protesting farmers were hand-in-glove with ‘China’. He also accused the minister of comparing them with ‘Khalistanis’ and the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’.
Chaudhary said such statements by the minister have hurt him deeply as he is a farmer. He sought an unconditional apology from Nitin Patel within 7 days of the notice.
What the legal notice on behalf of farmers say
The legal notice further said the minister commented that the farmers are protesting for Pakodi and Pizza which is sponsored by some anti-national elements. The AAP leader said he supports the ongoing peaceful protest against the bills passed by the BJP-led NDA government.
If the minister doesn’t apologise within 7 days then Chaudhary plans to sue the minister in court for his remarks.
Thousands of farmers are protesting at Singhu Border near Delhi against the controversial farm bills passed by the NDA government.
Meanwhile, the protesting farmers near Delhi have decided to postpone their tractor march by a day as rain hampered their plans to stage a protest. The tractor march will now be held on January 7. The government on January 4 in a meeting with the farmers refused to repeal the laws.
“We will take out tractor march at four borders of Delhi including Eastern and Western peripheral. This will be a trailer for what lies ahead on January 26,” Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav said.
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