PATNA: While farmers are protesting and being killed in Mandsaur, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh attended a yoga camp of Baba Ramdev at Motihari, his hometown in Bihar.
When journalists sought his reaction over the killing of the farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Radha Mohan Singh advised them not to bother but to practise yoga.
“Yoga kijiye (practice yoga)”, he replied.
As #Mandsaur burns, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh practices Yoga with Baba Ramdev.
Posted by News18 on Thursday, 8 June 2017
The minister came under widespread criticism for taking part in a yoga camp amid the killing of five farmers in police firing.
While farmers are protesting and being killed in #Mandsaur , mantri ji is busy doing Yoga! What a shame! This is such a cruel joke!
— Rahul Dalia (@rahuldalia) June 8, 2017
— Anand Singh (@Anand_IANS) June 8, 2017
Shame on Modi Govt, Radha Mohan Singh, performing Yoga with Ramdev, when farmers are slayed for their just demand.
— A M KHAN (@amkhan1084) June 8, 2017
Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress leaders attacked the Minister.
Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said, “The agriculture minister is not serious about the issue. What is the PM doing? What are his ministers doing?”
“He has exposed the BJP’s real agenda for farmers. Look at him enjoying the yoga session instead of meeting the protesting farmers and doing something for them,” JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said.
RJD spokesperson Pragati Mehta added: “What kind of an agriculture minister do we have?”