Farmers’ Demands Like Eagle’s Urine, Says BJP MLA
Haridwar: A BJP MLA has whipped up a fresh political storm by describing agitating farmers’ demands as ‘eagle’s urine’.
A video of Deshraj Karnwal, who won from Uttarakhand’s Jhabreda constituency of Haridwar, surfaced on social media where he tells local mediapersons that the farmers don’t know what their demands are, Hindustan Times reported.
Karnwal’s derogatory comment was made while condemning the violence in Delhi during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day.
“What happened on January 26 in Delhi was very unfortunate. I fully condemn it. It was completely a conspiracy by the Congress and other Opposition parties,” he says.
“Initially the farmers had demanded amendments in the farm laws which the government accepted. Then also they didn’t end the agitation. The government is asking them about their demands but they are like we want eagle’s urine, which is a non-existent thing. How can the government meet their demand for a thing which doesn’t exist?”
No sooner did the video go viral than the Congress, other Opposition parties and farmers’ leaders slammed the BJP for the “highly condemnable and unpardonable” comment made by their MLA.