Mamata Banerjee blames Centre for violence in Delhi
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre for the violence during farmers' rally on the occasion of Republic Day. She was "deeply disturbed" by the violence on the streets of Delhi during farmer protests.
Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Deeply disturbed by worrying & painful developments that have unfolded on the streets of Delhi. Centre's insensitive attitude and indifference towards our farmer brothers & sisters have to be blamed for this situation.”
“First, these laws were passed without taking farmers into confidence. And then despite protests across India and farmers camping near Delhi for last two months, they've been extremely casual in dealing with them. Centre should engage with the farmers and repeal the draconian laws,” she wrote in another tweet.
On Tuesday (January 26), protestors from farmers' Republic Day tractor rally deviated from their pre-designated route and created ruckus at various places in Delhi.
Many police officials were injured in the violent clashes with the agitating farmers which witnessed breaking the barricades laid by the police, rash driving, vandalising of police vehicles by the farmer groups and the use of tear gas and water cannons in retaliation, by the Delhi Police.
Incidentally, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always opposed the Agriculture Act. The Trinamool delegation went to stand by the agitating farmers on the Singhu border. On Republic Day, the Chief Minister blamed the central government for the worrying situation.