The Shiv Sena on Thursday alleged that the BJP-led central government wanted the farmers to urge provoked and switch violent in order that their ongoing protest against three new agriculture laws gets maligned.

It was pertaining to the violence that erupted in Delhi during the farmers’ tractor parade on the Republic Day.

The party said the violence wasn’t within the national interest.

The Maharashtra BJP, however, termed the Sena’s allegation against the central government “baseless”.

In an article in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena said, “The farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws has been happening during a peaceful manner for the last 60 days. The protesters are camping on Delhi borders, seeking repeal of the three new laws. There was neither any division among the protesting farmers, nor did they lose their patience.”

“The central government couldn’t do much about it. It wanted the farmers’ to urge provoked and switch violent in order that their protest gets maligned. On January 26, its wish came true. But it also brought a nasty name to the country,” the Sena alleged.

“It is straightforward to mention that the farmers took law into their hands. But they need been seeking withdrawal of the farm laws. What about that?” it said.

The self-respect of farmers from Punjab is troubling the Centre, the party claimed.

“It isn’t correct responsible only the farmers for the violence in Delhi. What the govt wanted was delivered to reality, but farmers and therefore the police suffered thanks to it,” it added.

“Who will hold the govt in charge of what happened?” the Sena asked.

It alleged that the BJP’s “intelligence machinery” found that the violence was pre-planned and “terrorists have appropriated the agitation”.

“The leader of the violent protest was one Deep Sidhu, related to the BJP. Farmer leaders have said that Sidhu was instigating the farmers for the last two months, but everyone showed patience,” the Sena added.

“The farmers want three agriculture laws repealed. But why is that the government adamant?” it asked.

Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said the Sena’s charge against the Centre was “baseless”.

“It is unfortunate that some people don’t see beyond politics and need to spread anarchy within the name of farmers’ protest,” he said.

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to spotlight the stress of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of Delhi as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a spiritual flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

The Delhi Police has registered several FIRs in reference to the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade


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