P Chidambaram criticizes the center for protests by farmers

'If there are no farmers ...': P Chidambaram criticizes the center for the protests

P Chidambaram criticized the Center on Sunday for the protests of the farmers (FILE)

New Delhi:

Congressional leader P Chidambaram criticized the central government on Sunday, claiming that some of his ministers had alluded to the presence of “separatist” elements in the ongoing farmers’ protest against agricultural reforms.

“The ministers have described the protesters against the Farm Laws as Khalistanis; agents of Pakistan and China; Maoists; and, the latest tukde tukde gang,” the congressional leader tweeted.

“If you exhaust all these categories, it means that there are no farmers among the thousands of protesters. If there are no farmers, why is the government talking to them?” he asked in a later tweet.


Meanwhile, there have been several rounds of talks between the Center and peasant leaders on the laws, but no progress has been made at the front.

Farmers protest against the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act of 2020, the Farmers’ Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of 2020, and the Essential Products (Amendment) Act of 2020.