This Old Video Of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Addressing The 1980s Farmers’ Protest Is Relevant Even Today

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In view of the reaction of the Modi government to the country’s farmers’ protests, lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan shared an old video of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaking in support of the protests by farmers and farmers.

The video, from 1980, shows Vajpayee addressing a crowd about the plight of the country’s cotton and jute farmers. The then government was blamed for fixing prices for the crop and then not buying it on its own.

भाजपा के भक्त अटल बिहारी वाजपेई का 1980 का भाषण किसानों और उनके ऊपर सरकार के अत्याचार के बारे में सुन लें! pic.twitter.com/nko4wNdlgU— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) February 4, 2021

Vajpayee also clarified that, in the absence of proper storage space, because small-scale farmers had to sell their crops, they had to sell them at a quarter of the price. And for that reason, they were irritated.

While watching the video, some individuals fondly recalled Vajpayee, some others wondered about the mass hashtag campaign involving Bollywood celebs and cricketers.

Sir we don’t have a gem like Atal ji in oppositions that’s the main reason for today’s turmoil.— RITESH NAMDEO (@RITESHNAMDEO5) February 4, 2021

This fit right pic.twitter.com/AYpf762LzN— نُومیر Numair ul haq (@NumairUlhaq) February 4, 2021

Bhakto ki sulag gyi🤣🤣🤣— एक बिहारी (@vraaz_verma) February 4, 2021

Hopefully, the people it’s intended for, also watch the video. 

Bjp then vs. Bjp now https://t.co/BQaET4YYes— Abhishek Vaghela (@Abhishe28079914) February 4, 2021

When there was some class left in #BJP #FarmersProtest https://t.co/vHuc0I0vVO— kp (@zen_krish) February 4, 2021

Hopefully, the people it’s intended for, also watch the video. 

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