Jaipur, Jan 10: A BJP MLA from Rajasthan lashed out at the protesting farmers and said the agitation could lead to a nationwide bird flu problem since the protesters are eating chicken biryani to spread the pandemic.
In a video that is viral on social media, Ramganj Mandi MLA Madan Dilawar is heard saying that those conspiring to create such a crisis could be ‘terrorists, robbers, and thieves’, a report in NDTV said.
“They are merely relishing biryani. They are eating dry fruits. They are enjoying in all ways. They are changing their appearances frequently. There could be many terrorists among them. Thieves and looters, too. They could be the enemies of farmers,” Dilawar says in the video.
Dilawar could also be heard saying that the protesting farmers aren’t giving a thought to the country or the people. He says that it’s like a picnic.
“I suspect that if the government does not remove them in the next few days, either by pleading or by use of force, then the country will face the problem of bird flu,” he adds.
The talks between the Centre and farmers’ unions opposed to the new agriculture laws failed to make headway in the recent meet on Friday.