I stand by my remark… farmers don’t apologise: Virendra Singh

Virendra Singh said in Parliament that Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia learn about farmers only from books; they cannot differentiate between genhu and bajra.

Written by Liz Mathew | Published:December 11, 2015 2:39 am
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What prompted your remark in the Lok Sabha that the Congress leadership found derogatory?

What statement have I made? I have not made any derogatory statement. I stand by it. I said rulers are born not just to queens but also to women who do menial jobs. Ram Manohar Lohia said that several times in this Parliament. I also said Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia learn about farmers only from books; they cannot differentiate between genhu and bajra. We know it because we work on the soil. If these people wrapped themselves in wool taken from sheep, like farmers do, they would catch an infection.

The Congress wants you to apologise.

They have not understood me well. Farmers in this country never apologise; they can never be slaves. They should apologise for the abuses they have showered on the government and the prime minister who has the mandate of people. Who gave them the right to chant slogans like “Hosh mein aao”?

Do you agree with BJP leaders that the Congress is using your remark as an excuse to stall proceedings?

It is the biggest farce on democracy. Around 30-35 people rob the rights of 500-plus people. People of this country have sent us to talk about their problems, but the Congress is trying to betray them. So they should apologise. It’s not correct that the party has not supported me. The party has given me full support, but the government has to take care of both sides.

But two ministers have said your comment was not proper.

That’s their view. If it was not proper, let them expunge it from the records. But I stand by my comment. This House runs with rules prepared along the lines of what is there in the House of Commons.

Your remarks, however, stopped you from raising the issues of farmers as the House plunged into chaos, didn’t they?

I will continue talking about farmers’ issue. Nothing can stop me from raising their issues.

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  1. V
    Dec 12, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    This man is a farmer himself, so always angry at congress what they have and haven't done to Indian Agriculture. its absolutely true that they can not distinct between crop of wheat and barley.
    1. M
      Dec 11, 2015 at 9:41 am
      this is the kind of uneducated, cheap people we have elected to run our country ? shame on us.
      1. M
        Dec 11, 2015 at 5:20 pm
        MAA AUR BETA have become very desperate !
        1. M
          Dec 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm
          The "educated " ones cannot differentiate between genhu and banjra
          1. M
            Dec 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm
            You are absolutely right !
            1. M
              Dec 11, 2015 at 6:22 am
              It is only the magnanimity of the ruling party which should not be over stretched by the Congress Party, whose leaders have displa most obnoxious conduct by word of mouth and body language towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, his party and the so called majority/ right wing etc. The press has simply ignored Trump for what they promptly term controversial, fundamentalist, fringe, right wing and what not. These English speaking fellows mistake themselves for intellectuals? Let the Congress Party first set high standards of good conduct. Most people liked the BJP MP for his forthright expressions in the extant climate for full freedom of speech and no "enslavement of expression" used by organizers of Hate Modi Festivals at Mumbai and Bengaluru.
              1. R
                rock n
                Dec 11, 2015 at 10:47 am
                Such a brainless comment. He is MP and its disgraceful to hear like this. What he expect to turn India too. This sends a wrong signal. Mr.Modi should ask his minister to keep there mouth shut and work for better India which they have promised.
                1. H
                  Dec 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm
                  Earlier we thought Crazy wall is a mad man now we realize he had mad friends in congress also.
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