The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is providing legal assistance to the aggrieved farmers, who are moving courts against the BJP leaders for their defamatory remarks against them. Some farmers had decided to seek justice after relentless verbal abuse at the hands of BJP leaders, and notices were issued to Union Minister Raosaheb Danve, MPs Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari, Ramesh Bidhuri and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. This was stated by senior leader and AAP Punjab co-incharge Raghav Chadha, during a press conference convened at party headquarters here on Saturday.Addressing the mediapersons, Chadha said that the farmers, in the truest form were sons of the soil and the Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the national capital region, was working as a ‘sevadar’ to provide facilities to the benefactors of the country during the agitation. He said that the farmers had been requesting the Modi-led central government to listen to them, but in turn were only abused. "It is because of the sacrifices made by a farmer and his family that food reaches our homes, our plates, and we are able to eat to our heart’s content. If someone abuses an honest farmer, it is similar to that of abusing Mother India," he added.Chadha further said that the BJP leaders at different times described the farmers as terrorists, anti-nationals, goondas, dalaals, agents of Pakistan and China. "Does our farmer look like a terrorist? I would like to tell the BJP that our farmers have had enough. They are done with being maligned and abused. They now want to knock at the doors of justice, and we truly believe that victory would be theirs," he said. He said it was unfortunate that the 'annadatas' who fed people of the country was fighting for their survival, with mothers, elders and small children, who had been in the severe cold on the Delhi borders for over last one month; while the ruthlessly insensitive Modi-led central government was unmoved by the pitiable plight of the farming fraternity."It is evident that the entire BJP is categorically and strategically working to destroy and discredit the farmers' movement with their relentless abuse," he added.
He said that the false and frivolous propaganda against the farmers was unbecoming on the part of those behind the propaganda. Chadha said that AAP vows to stand with the farmers of this country in their fight and will provide them assistance till the BJP leaders are punished. Chadha said that over 20 BJP leaders including Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Giriraj Singh, MP Manoj Tiwari, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav and several others, had allegedly used unparliamentary language and hurled filthy abuses at the farmers. He said that after notices to some BJP leaders last month; fresh notices were issued to a Bollywood actress, BJP's MPs and Union minister.Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was served a notice for her 'derogatory' remarks by Jeevan Jyot Kaur, a farmer from Amritsar. Kangana through her tweet had called the aged mother of a farmer as a woman available for Rs 100. Similarly on December 3, 2020, MP Manoj Tiwari, had said that 'tukde-tukde' gang was trying to experiment with Shaheen Bagh 2.0 and 'create unrest under the garb of farmers' protest'. Taking objection to such accusations farmer Sukhwinder Paul Sukhi from Mansa district, had filed a defamation case against Tiwari, seeking unconditional apology and unambiguous withdrawal of the derogatory statements.Another farmer from Patiala, Gurinder Singh Birring, had issued a notice to MP Ravi Kishan, for his statement on December 17, 2020, that the farmers' protests were being funded by Pakistan, China and Canada. Also, a legal notice was sent to MP Ramesh Bidhuri by a farmer, Narnder Singh Shergill, for using unparliamentary language against protesting farmers at the Singhu border. Chetan Singh, a farmer from Patiala district, had also sent a legal notice to Union Minister Raosaheb Danve, seeking an unconditional apology for his defamatory remarks made on December 9, 2020, that Pakistan and China were behind the farmers' agitation.