A truck carrying coronavirus vaccine from Kolkata to Bankura in West Bengal was stuck in a traffic jam due to protests against farm laws led by TMC chief and President Siddiqullah Chowdhury of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind. As reported by NewsX, since the truck got stuck in traffic and had to take a 25 km detour, Chowdhury and his followers blocked National Highway No 2.
In a tweet in which Chowdhury was seen carrying a stick and running after those who were against the farmers’ protests, National General Secretary, BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya shared a video.
Vijayvargiya said, “In East Burdwan Galsi, West Bengal Minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury protested against the farming laws.” When people protested against the roadblocks created by Chowdhury and his followers, the minister started hitting people with a wood stick.”
प.बंगाल के मंत्री सिद्दीकुल्लाह चौधरी ने कृषि कानून के ख़िलाफ़ पूर्व बर्दमान के गलसी में विरोध प्रदर्शन किया। इस प्रदर्शन के कारण बहुत देर तक रास्ता जाम होने पर लोगों ने विरोध भी किया, मंत्रीजी हाथ में लकड़ी लेकर लोगों को मारते हुए देखे गए।
इस राजनीतिक पाखंड को क्या समझा जाये❓ pic.twitter.com/SykNF8F1wz
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) January 13, 2021
As per reports, Siddiqullah and his followers clashed with them when individuals came to clear the roadblock. Chowdhury is sticking to those who wanted to remove the roadblocks to let the vaccine pass, as can be seen.
On Tuesday, January 12, Coronavirus vaccine was dispatched from the Serum Institute of India’s Pune facility to various parts of India so that the vaccination process can commence from January 16. In order not to lose its potency, the vaccine needs to be kept at a particular temperature.
A large group of farmers is lodged on Delhi border protesting against the recently enacted Agriculture laws. The next round of discussion between unions and Government is scheduled for January 15. Amidst the ongoing protests, the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of the laws till further notice and formed a 4-member committee to file a report on the laws.
The Government has said on multiple occasions that it is open for discussion, but the farmer unions have stubbornly asked to repeal the laws. The Government had told the Supreme Court that organizations like Sikhs For Justice are taking advantage of the protests to provoke people against India. The Government will also submit an affidavit with documents to prove the claim that people with vested interest have infiltrated the protests.