New Delhi, December 25
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar has taken exception to the fact that no senior AICC leader has visited Congress MPs from Punjab who have been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar here.
“Everyone keeps talking about strengthening the cause of farmers, but the AICC has been ignoring its own MPs who have been protesting here for days now. No senior leader has met Congress MPs Ravneet Bittu, JS Gill and Gurjeet Aujla,” Jakhar told The Tribune today. On Thursday, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke of how Congress RS members staged a nightlong dharna near Gandhi’s statue after the farm Bills were “undemocratically” passed in the Upper House. Reacting to it, Jakhar said, “You are talking of Rajya Sabha MPs but why not go and meet your own party MPs from Punjab who have been agitating for farmers at Jantar Mantar? AICC leaders by not supporting Punjab MPs in this protest are falling in BJP’s trap.” — TNS