In a case of sheer abuse of power, a BJP leader in Tamil Nadu slapped and thrashed a farmer leader P Ayyakannu outside premises of Sri Subramania Swamy Temple in Chennai.
In a video tweeted by ANI, district Secretary of the BJP's women's wing Nellaiyammal is seen slapping Farmer leader who was allegedly distributing pamphlets criticising Narendra Modi-led Central government.
In the video, while some people are seen trying to intervene, the BJP leader goes more aggressive and shows her slipper to the farmer leader.
#WATCH: Heated argument ensued between District Secretary of the BJP's women's wing Nellaiyammal and Tamil Nadu Farmer leader P Ayyakannu outside premises of Sri Subramania Swamy Temple in Thiruchendur when the latter was allegedly distributing pamphlets criticising Central govt. pic.twitter.com/Ze8FJu5FN0â€” ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2018
Farmers across the country are angry with Modi government over a range of issues. Tamil Nadu is suffering the worst drought in last 140 years and the peasants from the state are demanding a drought relief package from Centre.
Farmers in BJP ruled Maharashtra are also staging a protest march againstÂ government's "anti-farmer" policies. They are demanding complete farm loan waiver andÂ implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.