Lok sabha MP from gurdaspur and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sunny Deol on Sunday requested the global community to stay away from farmers’ protest as the matter is between the farmers of the country and the government, and that they would find a solution to the issue soon.
“I request the whole world that it is a matter between our farmers and the government. Do not come between them, because both will find a way after discussions. I know that many people want to take benefits from it and are creating problems. They are not thinking of farmers. They may have their own agenda,” Deol said.
Sunny Deol also distanced himself from the actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu.
“Deep Sidhu, who was with me during the election has not been with me for a long time and whatever he is speaking, he is saying on his own. I am in no way related to his activities. I stand with my party and farmers and will always be with farmers. Our government always thinks of the betterment of farmers and I am sure that the government will ensure the right outcome after holding talks with farmers,” he said.
On Saturday, the fifth round of talks between government and the farmer union leaders ended inconclusively with the latter resorting to a silent protest holding up placards that said yes or no on their key demand of repealing the three new farm laws.
The next meeting will take place on December 9.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting on various borders of the national capital for the past few days, seeking repeal of three farm laws.