Stop us if you can: Tejashwi Yadav challenges Nitish Kumar, holds protest against farm laws


As the local administration stopped the RJD and Congress supporters from entering the Gandhi Maidan, they sat outside gate no 4 and protested against the farm laws with Tejashwi Yadav throwing a challenge at Nitish Kumar to ‘stop us if you can’.

Tejashwi Yadav holds demonstration in Patna in protest against farm laws (Photo: PTI)

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar held a demonstration in Patna in protest against the farm laws. Tejashwi Yadav, too, has joined the protest against the farm laws and demanded the Centre to withdraw the “black” farm laws.

Tejashwi Yadav had on Friday declared that he will be sitting on dharna on Saturday at Gandhi Maidan in Patna in support of the farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders.

Since morning, hundreds of RJD and Congress workers assembled at Gandhi Maidan but they were not allowed to go inside by the local administration due to the pandemic. The ground opens between 6 am and 10 am for morning walkers.

As the RJD and Congress supporters were stopped from entering the ground by the local administration, they sat outside gate no 4 of Gandhi Maidan and protested against the farm laws with Tejashwi Yadav throwing a challenge at Nitish Kumar to ‘stop us if you can’.

In a tweet, Tejashwi Yadav said, “The people who worship Godse have come to Patna. In his welcome, the compassionate Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imprisoned Gandhi’s idol at Gandhi Maidan in Patna so that those who believe in Gandhi cannot take a pledge before it in support of the farmers.”

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is on a three-day visit to Bihar.

The local administration has repeatedly requested the RJD and Congress workers to vacate the place as it was not a designated area for protests and dharnas.

On Friday, Tejashwi Yadav expressed anguish over the “obstinacy” shown by the government in coming out with a written assurance that minimum support price will remain protected, even after the bills were passed by Parliament.

“Pressure is mounting. The Akali Dal which has been the BJP’s oldest ally quit the NDA and its minister Harsimrat Kaur gave up her post in protest against the bills. Parkash Singh Badal has returned his ‘Padma Vibhushan’. But, the government seems unmoved,” the RJD leader said.





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