Farmers’ bodies blame govt agencies for violence in Delhi


Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, January 26

Bharti Kisan Union-Lakhowal general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal has condemned the violence at some places in Delhi and gathering of crowd at Red Fort on Republic Day while attributing all this to government agencies and a group of farmers sympathetic to the Narendra Modi government.

Talking to The Tribune from Singhu border on telephone, Lakhowal said it was a well thought out plan to provoke violence and defame the peacefully agitating farmers. He said the leaders of the farmers’ organisation leading the tractor march were deliberately diverted on the wrong route by police and self-styled volunteers so as to enable them reach the Red Fort and create disturbance.

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He reiterated that the farmers’ agitation was and would remain completely peaceful while making an appeal to all the farmers to return back to their respective borders to continue the fight against injustice.

Harmeet Singh Kadian, leading the other faction of BKU, also made similar remarks. He said it was a government conspiracy to bring in activists of Kisan Sangharsh Morcha ndash; a body known for its leaning towards NDA and BJP, so scuttle the farmers’ agitation. Kadian maintained that farmers had remained peaceful from day one of the agitation and would remain so.

He urged the farmers to remain vigilant against any such attempt to create disturbance and not to be misled by any false propaganda with regard to agitation, which, he added would continue till the three farm acts were repealed.

Farmers’ bodies blame govt agencies for violence in Delhi