New Delhi: The farmers agitation in the nation's capital against the Central government's agriculture laws has entered the 20th day. Many political parties, including the Congress, have supported this struggle.

However, the BJP says there is another reason behind the support of the Congress.

BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared a tweet with a photo and said that the reason behind Congress's support for the peasant protests was not out of concern for them but rather to divert the attention away from the Augusta Westland corruption.

Here's what he said in a video message: 

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Since coming to power at the Centre, the BJP has raised a number of corruption allegations against the Congress. One of which is the Augusta Westland case. The BJP has alleged that the purchase of helicopters for the President and the Prime Minister at the Congress Jamna was worth crores of rupees.

The BJP top leadership has repeatedly targeted Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over the allegations. A case is pending in the CBI court regarding the Augusta Westland scandal.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi borders against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, enacted by Parliament in September. The AAP had voted against the three laws in both Houses of Parliament.

Farmers' leaders have held several rounds of talks with the government but all of them remained inconclusive so far. Farmers are demanding that three farm laws be withdrawn which they say will leave them at the mercy of large corporations and override legal safeguards.