Even as protesting farmers throng outside Delhi blocking highways and causing huge inconvenience to the public, various videos have emerged exposing how some protestors neither have a clue about the intent of the farmer protestors nor have any idea about the three farms bills that are passed by Modi government.
A series of interview of the protestors by the team of ‘Know the Nation’ reveals how these protestors have no agenda whatsoever, instead they are being allegedly brainwashed to believe that the farm laws are inherently against farmers.
Here are the series of interviews of protestors conducted by Know the nation
Clueless people at farmer protests
A protesting farmer, who was seen at the protest, had no clue at all about the reasons for the protest. When asked, “What are you protesting against?”, a protestor said, “We’re here to protest against the three black laws!”.
As the reporter asked, “Which laws?”, the protestor says, “That I do not know. I came here for employment, let farmers & labourers see to it..”
Protesting without any clue?— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 28, 2020
“What are you protesting against?”
“We’re here to protest against the three black laws!”
“That I do not know!”
“Then what about the laws?”
“I came here for employment, let farmers & laborers see to it..”#FarmersProtests #FarmBills2020 pic.twitter.com/VaJSW7ZAt0
Farmer or clueless labourer?
Suryadev Bharadwaj, who openly claimed of not being a farmer, said that he came to support the farmers. He said he is jobless but is receiving a salary from his company.
The protestors said that labourers are going hungry, despite receiving salaries. He also added COVID-19 is a myth.
Who are these protesting?— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 28, 2020
– He’s not a farmer
– Says he is jobless, but is receiving salary
– Says laborers are going hungry, despite receiving salaries
– Says COVID19 is a myth
Nothing makes sense!
On asking about the #FarmBills2020 he displays ignorance.#FarmersProtests pic.twitter.com/yWD5AJOztn
CPIM members hijack protest
A CPIM member hijacking the protest said, Modi government is known not to retract from its decisions.
The member of All India Kisan Sabha member, a front of Communist Party of India (CPIM) claims they are carrying six months worth of food supplies for a sustained agitation in Delhi.
“This govt is known not to retract from its decisions”— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
This AIKS i.e. All India Kisan Sabha member, a front of Communist Party of India (CPIM) claims they’re carrying 6-months worth of food supplies for a sustained agitation in Delhi#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/sKErNlMDFU
Clueless Labourers joining protests
Another labourer, claiming to be a son of farmer says his company is closed, so he joined the protests.
“But isn’t this a farmers’ protest?” asks the reporters. To which, the protestor says, “We are like sons of farmers!”
When asked about the his opposition to the farm laws, the person did not have a straight answer.
Laborer or farmer?— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“I am a laborer, my company is closed, so I’m here!”
“But isn’t this a farmers’ protest?”
“We are like sons of farmers!”
“What are your problems with farm laws?”
The person could not give us a straight answer.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/QoM6XWsoqZ
Protester has no idea about MSP
Balli from Punjab, one of the protestors at the outskirts of Delhi was also staging a protest against Modi government. He says Ambani-Adani snatched his lands. According to Balli, the government has privatized crop rates, so it was why he was protesting.
“Ambani-Adani snatched my lands. They privatized crop rates, so we’re protesting!”— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“But govt is saying MSP will continue”
“Yes that’s true!”
“Then why’re you protesting?”
“That does not matter”
He is carrying 2-3 months ration with him.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/oMJXNHznX4
Another clueless protester
The reporter asks another protestor regarding his presence at the protest site. The protestor responds saying he was there to support his fellow farmer brothers. When asked why was he protesting, he says he does not exactly know why they are protesting.
“Why’re you here?”— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“I am here to support my fellow farmer brothers”
“Why are they protesting?”
“Let’s see what happens..”
“But what are they protesting against?”
“I do not exactly know why they are protesting, I am here to support them..”#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/z8ZKCU8UNm
Clueless Kisan Ekta Sangh leader:
Another young man claiming to be a member of Kisan Ekta Sangh student’s wing leader revealed that he was supporting the protest as it will help throw out the Modi government in power.
When asked to name the farm bills that were passed, he failed to do so and started deflecting the topic.
This Kisan Ekta Sangh student’s wing leader reveals that he’s supporting the protest as it’ll help throw out the govt in power!— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
When asked to name the farm bills that were passed, he failed to do so & started deflecting the topic instead.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/0Z7bkLbHsg
Agenda: Farmers or something else?
An elderly man was at the protest site to protest against the bills passed by the government during COVID-19 pandemic.
Agenda : Farmers or something else?— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“Not just farm bills, we’re here to protest against all the bills passed by the govt during COVID-19 pandemic,” reveals this person
We also noted how COVID-19 norms are being flouted in full at protests#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/3Nj5M6cxcV
Support for zamindars
A protestor from Delhi said whatever PM Modi is doing is not good. He asked Modi government what will the Zamindars get from the farm bills.
“The bill is alright, but Modi Ji is not good,” he said adding that he had come to protests to meet their relatives who came from Punjab.
“Whatever Modi Ji is doing is not good! Zamindars work very hard, what will they get?”— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“And farm bills?”
“The bill is alright, but Modi Ji is not good!”
Many people like him came to protests to meet their relatives who came from Punjab.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/2RQgtn9su4
Clueless Akali Dal member
Samshar singh, Pradhan of Akali Dal, says he was here to provide food & medicine. Clueless Singh claims the farm bills are against farmers as MSP already in place, Mandis are open and free trade already exists.
“I’m here to provide food & medicine” says Pradhan of Akali Dal, Delhi— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
About farm bills, he says its against farmers as MSP already in place, Mandis are open & free trade already exists, then why bring laws?
Another clueless protester?#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/67G1tE07Az
Support for Zamindars in Punjab
A protestor from Punjab claims that ‘Zamindars in Punjab’ are very upset with the new farm laws and will come in large numbers to protest.
He added that the farmers are planning to head towards Ramlila ground and are carrying ration, LPG to sustain protests for six months.
This man claims that ‘Zamindars in Punjab’ are very upset with the new farm laws and will come in large no.s to protest.— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
They are planning to head towards Ramlila ground & are carrying ration & LPG to sustain protests for 6-months.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/dyOMgNX6Pq
Another Clueless protester
Another clueless Akali Dal member says the law is against the farmers. However, when asked about what are the changes he sought in farm bills, he surprisingly says that he did not want any amendments in farm laws but wanted it completely repealed.
Here’s another clueless protester!— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
“What are the changes you seek in farm bills?”
“We don’t want any amendments in farm laws, we just want it completely repealed!”
“What is the issue with the farm laws?”
“MSP!”#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/4VZpXw2wSi
Clueless AAP leader at farmer protest
Aam Aadmi Party leaders too made their presence felt during the protest. An AAP worker says the farm laws are anti-farmer. She also disclosed that she is here to support Arvind Kejriwal and that the protest will last for six months.
“MSP jo laaaya gaya hai, MSP jo hata rahe hai, laga rahe hai, jo bhi hai vo sab galat hai!” says this Aam Aadmi Party leader.— Know The Nation (@knowthenation) November 29, 2020
She discloses that she is here to support Arvind Kejriwal & that the protest will last for 1-6 months.#FarmBills2020 #FarmersProtestHijacked pic.twitter.com/554cRAIEPg
AAP leader with no clue about farmer demands and cause for agitation
Another Aam Aadmi Party leader was also caught with no knowledge on the farm bills.
Farmers groups threatens to block access to Delhi
Amidst all the chaos, the farmers protesting against the Modi government over new farm laws have rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposal for a discussion on their grievances.
The protesting farmers who are blocking roads at the outskirts of Delhi said that they have rejected the offer claiming that the talks proposed by Amit Shah were conditional. The farmers, however, insisted that the Union Home Minister should visit the farmers and hold talks ‘without any conditions.’
The President of Bharat Kisan Union (Krantikari) has also threatened the Modi government saying that they will block the five entry points to Delhi and continue their ‘protest’.
“We’ve decided that we’ll never go to Burari Park as we got proof that it’s an open jail. Delhi Police told Uttarakhand Farmer Association President that they’ll take them to Jantar Mantar but instead locked them at Burari Park”, said Surjeet S Phul, President, BKU Krantikari (Punjab).
It is pertinent to note that earlier, the Home Minister in a goodwill gesture had said the government was willing to talk on “every problem and demand”. He also urged the farmers to move their protest to a designated spot near Burari in the national capital. The government’s decision to hold talks with farmers came after the so-called farmers began to block the highways causing inconvenience to citizens.