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Farmer rebuttal to Modi on Constitution Day -Sanjay K Jha

-The Telegraph

BJP-ruled Haryana govt slammed for using force and water cannons to stop farmers from reaching Delhi to protest against the new farm laws

New Delhi: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was holding forth on constitutionalism on Thursday morning, the Congress tweeted a quote by Mahatma Gandhi: “What you do says what is most important to you. Action expresses priorities.”

The message was posted along with several photographs and videos showing the police of BJP-ruled Haryana using force and water cannons to stop farmers from reaching Delhi to protest against the new farm laws.

The Congress described the police action, on the anniversary of the day the Constitution had been adopted, as an attempt to crush the farmers’ rights. It described the farmers’ march to the national capital to convey their feelings to the government as perfectly legitimate.

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