Chennai: Senior leaders of the BJP have come down heavily on DMK president M K Stalin for criticising the Union government’s farm bills adopted by Parliament recently.
Former Minister Pon Radhakrishnan accused the DMK and Congress of “attempting to derail development.”
He said, “The Congress could not deliver upon its promise to farmers while its ally the DMK needlessly opposes the farmer-friendly legislations.”
The party’s national secretary H Raja, took a dig at Stalin on his ‘basic knowledge on agriculture will suffice’ remark.
Raja pointed out Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said farmers will be freed from the restrictions of having to sell their produce at designated places only, and the procurement at MSP will continue and mandis established under state laws will also continue to operate.
Referring to Stalin’s remark that one need not be a farmer to comment on the bills but basic knowledge on agriculture and concern for farmers will suffice, Raja stated it only reminded him of the parable of “five visually impaired men who describe an elephant.”