Kejriwal accuses Centre of 'planning' Red Fort violence

Kejriwal accuses Modi government of 'orchestrating' violence at Red Fort

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, accused the Modi government of ‘orchestrating the violence on Republic Day at Red Fort’.

While addressing a ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ in Meerut, Kejriwal said, “The entire Red Fort incident was planned by them. Many people told me that they were deliberately shown the wrong path as they didn't know the streets of Delhi. Those who hoisted the flag were their (BJP) workers. Our farmers can be anything but anti-nationals.”

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has strongly come out in favour of the farmers protesting the new farm laws. Kejriwal has visited Delhi's Singhu border, a major protest site, twice and expressed his support to the farmers.

Talking about FIRs against farmers, he said, “Today, Bharatiya Janata Party's central government has filed cases against farmers for carrying out anti-national activities. Even Britishers did not have this courage. They call our farmers terrorists.”

AAP has further decided to hold a 'Kisan Mahasammelan' at Bagha Purana in Moga on March 21 in order to further strengthen the ongoing farmers' agitation.

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