BJP leader slams Modi govt over deaths of 700 farmers, says Kangana Ranaut is 'crazy'

Modi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Bill to repeal the three farm laws

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NH Political Bureau

Five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi annunced that the three contentious farm laws will be repealed, BJP leader Ram Iqbal Singh slammed his own party's government at the Centre.

Launching a tirade against the Modi government, Singh who is a BJP leader and a former MLA from the saffron party said, “Over 700 farmers would not have died if the three agricultural laws were withdrawn within 30 days of the farmers agitation.”

“This decision to repeal the laws is a sign of happiness on one hand and a late act on the other,” said Singh while speaking to media on Tuesday evening.

Modi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Bill to repeal the farm laws.

Singh, who has been critical of the Yogi government and has in the past also raised questions over its functioning during COVID-19 pandemic, demanded that along with employment to a member of the family, Rs 50 lakh should be given to the next of kin of the farmers who lost their lives during the protest.

The BJP leader who attacked Union Minister Ajay Teni for the Lakhimpur Kheri violence said that dependent widows of the deceased farmers be paid a monthly pension of Rs 25,000.

Taking a jibe at Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut who is a known Modi supporter, the former MLA called her “manchali” (crazy) for her remarks on the country’s Independence.

Notably, Ranaut stoked a controversy recently after she said India gained real Independence in 2014 and the freedom in 1947 from British imperialism was a “bheekh” (alms).

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