Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a member of parliament from the Labour party, asked the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about his views on the farmers’ protest in India. Instead of shedding his views on the farmers’ protest, the prime minister confused the protest with India-Pakistan conflict.
On Wednesday, in the House of Common during the weekly Prime Minister Questions (PMQs), Dhesi questioned the prime minister about the fundamental right to a peaceful protest in regards to the farmers’ protest.
In the video from the House of Common, Dhesi can be seen questioning the Prime Minister: “Will the Prime Minister convey to the Indian Prime Minister our heartfelt anxieties, our hopes for a speedy resolution to the current deadlock and does he agree that everyone has a fundamental right to peaceful protest.”
After listening to Dhesi, the Prime Minister responded: “Our view is that of
course, we have serious concerns about what is happening between India and Pakistan but these are pre-eminently matters for those two governments to settle and I know that he appreciates that point.”
Listening to Johnson, Dhesi was left shocked and confused about what he just witnessed.
He later wrote on Twitter, “The world is watching, issue is a huge one with hundreds of thousands protesting globally (including in London, reported on by BBC) and the usual Boris Johnson bluff and bluster heaps further embarrassment onto our nation. Absolutely clueless! So disappointed with his response.”
People on the internet have mocked the UK prime minister for being unaware of the farmers’ protest.
One Twitter user said, “I was horrified by @BorisJohnson response, thousands marched in the streets of London on Sunday and our Prime Minister has no idea.”
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