Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu aimed a jibe at the BJP over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security breach, saying he was “troubled” only by a 15-minute wait. The farmers, he said, had to wait for more than a year to get the farm laws scrapped.
The convoy of PM Modi — who was visiting Punjab after a two-year gap after his government scrapped the farm laws — was stuck on a flyover in Punjab’s Ferozepur Wednesday as farmers blocked the highway nearby. He was forced to return without addressing a political rally in Bathinda where he was headed.
“I want to ask Pradhan Mantri Sahab, our farmer brothers camped at the Delhi borders for over one year… tell me, they stayed there for one and half-year. Your media did not say anything,” Mr Sidhu was quoted as saying at a rally by news agency Press Trust of India.
“And yesterday you had to wait for 15 minutes… Why these double standards,” he asked.