Whereas BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed the violence saying “these we had been calling annadata (food-providers) for thus many days have turned out to be extremists”, the Congress in a guarded response stated the social gathering and the nation is pained by at the moment’s violence and unruly incidents in Delhi.
Nationalist Congress Social gathering president Sharad Pawar stated what occurred in Delhi is indefensible, however one additionally can’t ignore causes which led to the state of affairs as he warned in opposition to use of power on protesters.
Chirag Paswan, president of the Lok Janshakti Social gathering, a BJP ally on the Centre, lashed out at those that “dedicated” crime within the identify of agitation and termed it unacceptable.
Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Social gathering strongly condemned the violence, however blamed the Centre for permitting the state of affairs to deteriorate to such an extent.
In a press release, the AAP stated the violence had “definitely weakened” the motion, which was happening peacefully and in a disciplined method.
The robust reactions by political events and leaders got here after protesting farmers went berserk throughout the tractor march in opposition to the three contentious farm legal guidelines, as they broke by boundaries, overturned automobiles, clashed with police at a number of locations within the nationwide capital and entered the long-lasting Purple Fort and ITO within the coronary heart of the town.
The police used tear gasoline shells and lathi-charge to dispel the violent farmers.
Deviating from the designated route for the tractor parade, protesting farmers additionally hoisted flags from some domes in addition to the flagpole on the Purple Fort, the centrepiece of India’s Independence Day celebrations, to hoist the â€˜Nishaan Sahib’, the Sikh spiritual flag.
Following the day’s developments, Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav stated he felt “ashamed” of the best way the farmers’ tractor parade turned out, and took accountability for it.
In a pointy response, Patra tweeted, “These we had been calling annadaata (food-providers) for thus many days have turned out to be extremists. Do not defame annadata, name an extremist an extremist solely.”Â
Patra additionally shared a video during which a protestor is purportedly seen throwing away a nationwide flag handed to him from the group as he climbs a pole to hoist a unique flag. “Painful,” stated the BJP chief.Â
As protesting farmers clashed with police at a number of locations right here, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stated violence shouldn’t be the answer to any drawback and sought repeal of the three farm legal guidelines in “nationwide curiosity”.
In a press release, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi should go away the trail of ‘rajhat’ (stubbornness) and repeal the three farm legal guidelines instantly. .
Left leaders additionally condemned the violence, however squarely blamed the federal government for letting the state of affairs deteriorate.Â
“The state of affairs has been delivered to this move by the Modi authorities. Farmers have been protesting peacefully within the chilly for greater than 60 days, not allowed to return into Delhi and greater than 100 kisans are useless,” CPI(M) normal secretary Sitaram Yechury stated in a tweet.
“Violence in no kind is a solution and is unacceptable. A govt which smears dissent, BJP’s troll military vilify those that ask for his or her rights, ministers make wild allegations, legislation officers make claims with out foundation in courtroom — that is no solution to take care of reputable calls for of our Kisans,” he stated.Â Â
CPI normal secretary D Raja too stated violence was no means for both social gathering to take care of the state of affairs, but in addition blamed the Centre for letting issues exit of hand.
Pawar requested the Centre to carry a dialogue with the farmers in search of scrapping of the brand new agri-marketing legal guidelines giving up its “excessive place” on the difficulty.
Interacting with media individuals in Mumbai, the previous Union agriculture minister additionally stated Punjab could head in direction of restlessness if the Centre makes use of power in opposition to protesters and requested the Modi authorities to not commit that sin.
Describing as “most unlucky” the incident of a protesting farmer hoisting a flag on the Purple Fort, senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor stated he supported the farmers’ protests from the beginning however can’t condone “lawlessness”.
He asserted that on Republic Day no flag however the sacred tiranga ought to fly aloft the Purple Fort.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated the violence throughout the farmers’ tractor parade in opposition to the brand new agriculture legal guidelines in Delhi is unacceptable, whilst he ordered a excessive alert in his state.
The chief minister condemned the incidents that befell on the historic Purple Fort and urged the farmers to instantly vacate the nationwide capital and return to the borders, the place that they had been protesting peacefully for the previous two months.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated the Central authorities’s “insensitive angle” and indifference in direction of farmers are to be blamed for the violent protests in Delhi.
Banerjee urged the Centre to interact with the farmers and repeal the brand new farm legal guidelines, which she termed draconian.
“Deeply disturbed by worrying and painful developments which have unfolded on the streets of Delhi. Centre’s insensitive angle and indifference in direction of our farmer brothers and sisters needs to be blamed for this case,” she tweeted.