Mamata blames 'Centre's indifference' for Delhi violenceJanuary 26, 2021 21:14
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the Centre's 'insensitive attitude' and indifference towards farmers are to be blamedfor the violent protests in Delhi, maintaining that she wasdeeply disturbed by the situation.
Banerjee urged the Centre to engage with the farmersand repeal the new farm laws, which she termed draconian.
'Deeply disturbed by worrying and painful developmentsthat have unfolded on the streets of Delhi. Centre'sinsensitive attitude and indifference towards our farmerbrothers and sisters has to be blamed for this situation,' she tweeted.
Banerjee said, 'First, these laws were passed without taking farmers in confidence. And then despite protests across India and farmers camping near Delhi for last 2 months, they've (Centre) been extremely casual in dealing with them.'
'Centre should engage with the farmers and repeal thedraconian laws,' she added.
Tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police inmultiple places, leading to chaos in well-known landmarks of Delhi and suburbs, amid waves of violence that ebbed andflowed through the day, leaving the farmers' two-month peaceful movement in tatters. -- PTI