Controversy has increased over Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi’s statement on Mawali. The farmers’ organization had also objected to the statement of the BJP leader and the Punjab CM also termed it as an anti-farmer mentality. At the same time, Meenakshi Lekhi clarified about her statement and said that my statement was distorted. The Union Minister said that I was asked a question that what do you have to say about those who insulted the tricolor at the Red Fort on 26 January? What do you have to say about the press person who was assaulted? In response, I said that this cannot be the work of farmers, they are mawali. Along with this, Meenakshi Lekhi said that her press conference had nothing to do with the farmers. Lekhi said that if anyone has been hurt by my comments related to farmers, then I withdraw my point.
My statement has been misinterpreted. Nonetheless, if my comments that are being linked with farmers have hurt anyone, then I take my words back: Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi pic.twitter.com/zlu35SnLPo
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2021
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It is worth noting that earlier it was reported that during the press conference on behalf of the Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, it was claimed that Lekhi has said that she is not a farmer but a Mawali. It should also be taken cognizance of this, these are criminal activities, whatever happened on 26th January was also shameful, criminal activities, such things were encouraged by the opposition.
Rakesh Tikait protested
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, while reacting to Meenakshi Lekhi’s statement, said that farmers are not mawali, such a thing should not be said about the farmer. The farmer is the food provider of the country.
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The Punjab Chief Minister, while strongly attacking the statement of Meenakshi Lekhi, even asked her to resign from the post of minister. Terming Lekhi’s statement as an anti-farmer mentality, Amarinder Singh said that the BJP leader has no right to humiliate farmers.