Tractor rally violence: Mamata Banerjee blames “Centre’s insensitive attitude & indifference towards farmers”

Banerjee took to Twitter to say she was "deeply disturbed".

With unprecedented violence witnessed in Delhi on Republic Day as the tractor rally by farmers went off the scheduled course and rolled into the Red Fort, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the “Centre’s insensitive attitude & indifference towards farmers”.

One farmer died on the way to Red Fort, with the police saying it was an accident. On Tuesday’s violence, 86 police personnel were injured and 22 cases were registered, according to Delhi Police. The farmers are planning a march to Parliament on February 1.

Banerjee took to Twitter to say: “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 has to be blamed for this situation. First, these laws were passed without taking farmers in confidence. And then despite protests across India & farmers camping near Delhi for last 2 months, they’ve been extremely casual in dealing with them. Centre should engage with the farmers & repeal the draconian laws.”

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