"The farmers of the state live peacefully. However, the Congress instigated them for violence during their last month's agitation," he told reporters here.
He said the Congress' attempt to project its chief whip in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia as the leader of the farmers in the BJP-ruled state is not going to succeed as that title goes to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
"Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the only leader of the farmers in the state. He truly works for their welfare," said Jha, a former chief of the BJP's MP unit.
Condemning this week's attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, he said it was an assault on the faith of the people and asserted the Modi government will not spare the terrorists involved in the strike that killed seven devotees.
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