NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP workers of of orchestrating the violence that took place on Republic Day at Red Fort during farmer’s tractor parade.
Addressing Kissan Mahapanchayat in Meerut, Kejriwal said farmers can be anything but anti-nationals.
“The entire Red Fort incident was planned by them. Many people told me that they were deliberately shown wrong path as they didn’t know streets of Delhi. Those who hoisted flag were their (BJP) workers,” Kejriwal alleged.
The Delhi chief minister slammed the Centre of filing cases against farmers for carrying out “anti-national activities”.
“Even Britishers did not have this courage. They call our farmers terrorists, Even Britishers did not oppress our farmers to this extent, they did not fix nails on the ground. This government has left behind the Britishers,” he said.
Kejriwal further claimed that government wanted to take away farmer’s lands and give them to 3-4 capitalists.
“Centre’s three farm laws are death warrant for farmers. The government wants to take away their lands and give them to 3-4 capitalists. Farmers will become labourers in their own fields, that is why it’s do or die situation for farmers,” the AAP leader said.
Protesters broke barricades to enter New Delhi and clashed with police in several parts of the national capital during the January 26 ‘tractor rally’ protest organised by the farmers.
The protestors had also entered Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.
(With agency inputs)