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"Award Winners Not Patriots": Madhya Pradesh Minister's Bizarre Comment

“The so-called awardees and intellectuals usually are not patriots,” Kamal Patel advised reporters


A BJP chief and minister in Madhya Pradesh at this time stated “these abusing mom India and dividing the nation” had been honoured with nationwide awards, in a weird try to criticize winners who’ve been returning their awards in assist of the farmers protesting close to Delhi.

“The so-called awardees and intellectuals usually are not patriots,” Kamal Patel, the Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister, advised reporters.

“Awards had been returned earlier additionally. All these awardees, how did they get the awards? Individuals who stated ‘Bharat Mata ko gaali do (Abuse mom India)’ and ‘desh ke tukde karo (divide the nation)’ – they get these awards,” he stated.

Mr Patel went on to problem farmer unions to query him on the farm legal guidelines on the core of their large protest. “I’m difficult all of the farmer unions to return and query me and I’ll give all of them the solutions. They only need payments to be repealed — how can this occur? On this democracy, the individuals of India are the largest energy and these Payments have been handed by parliamentarians elected by the individuals,” he stated.

A number of sportsmen, artistes and even politicians from Punjab have returned their awards to precise solidarity with farmers protesting in opposition to new legal guidelines that they worry will drastically reduce their earnings and go away them on the mercy of huge firms.


Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, a former ally of the ruling BJP, returned the Padma Vibhushan, the third highest civilian honour, accusing the federal government of betraying the farmers. Amongst others, Olympics champion Vijender Singh has additionally threatened to return his Khel Ratna award.

The farmers need the legal guidelines scrapped and say nothing wanting that may make them finish the protest that has just about blocked entry factors to Delhi with 1000’s of protesters parked on highways.

The federal government, in a number of rounds of talks with farmer our bodies, has stated it is able to hearken to any demand however won’t repeal the legal guidelines.

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