Farmers Protest: Congress’ Ripun Bora lands in ‘controversy’ for tweet on protest

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Bora immediately came back with a ‘defense’ and said the audience has misjudged his post
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Protesters climb on a dome at the ramparts of the Red Fort as farmers continue to demonstrate against the Indian government's recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26 | AFP

GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora landed into a ‘controversy’ on Tuesday after he posted his ‘comment’ on the farmer’s protest rally in Delhi that has shocked the entire country on his official Twitter handle. In the ‘controversial’ tweet which is currently missing from his official tweeter handle timeline, Bora had posted a short video of the farmers protest at the Red Fort and wrote: “India is witnessing the historic moment of the Kisaan Rally.”

The Pradesh Congress leader’s tweet immediately went viral and many slammed him for allegedly supporting the ‘violence’ in the protest.

Screenshot of the ‘Controversial’ tweet by Bora. The tweet is unavailable now

Bora too immediately came back with a ‘defense’ and said the audience has misjudged his post. He claimed that in his tweet he had rather condemned the incident in Delhi.   

He tweeted again, “…What I tweeted and termed ‘historic’ is the saddest fact that farmers stormed Red Fort. Nation is supreme, Tiranga above all.”

He then tweeted, “Unfurling of any flag other than our Tirangaa at the Red Fort is very very unfortunate. The farmers should have refrained from doing this.”

“Sad to see things reaching a point where our farmers are out on streets storming historic installations in Delhi. I urge the government to listen to them and agree to their demands. They are the nation builders, ‘our annadata’ , the nation is nothing without them,” Bora tweeted again.

Bora did not stop there but continued tweeting about the farmers protest for several hours thereafter.

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