Protesting farmers are eating chicken biryani, may spread bird flu: BJP leader
New Delhi : Slamming the ongoing protest by farmers against the recent farm bill, a BJP leader said that the farmers are eating chicken biryani and with this have a good chance of transmitting bird flu.
Triggering a controversy by lashing out at the protesting farmers BJP MLA Madan Dilawar said, “Some so-called farmers are agitating. These so-called farmers are not participating in any movement but enjoying chicken biryani and dry fruits for leisure. It is a conspiracy to spread bird flu.”
“They are not protesting but enjoying picnic, relishing chicken, biryani, cashew, almonds and are availing all sorts of luxuries,” he added.
He also alleged that the “so-called farmers are not worried about the country, enjoying picnic and luxuries besides relishing delicacies.”
Dilawar further said, “If the government does not remove them by persuasion or force in the next few days, I can clearly anticipate bird flu assuming a terrible form in the country.”
Meanwhile, Congress came up with a sharp reaction to the minister’s comment and called it shameful. Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra said his statement reflects the BJP’s ideology. It is shameful for Rajasthan BJP MLA Madan Dilawar to use words like militant, robber for farmers, Dotasra said in a tweet.