Left & Cong Take Out Rallies In Support Of Farmers In Bengal

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Kolkata: The Left Front and the Congress took out rallies across the state to express their solidarity with the protesting farmers in the national capital on Tuesday.

New Delhi on Tuesday turned into a battle field as the agitating farmers clashed with the police and unfurled their flag at the Red Fort. The police resorted to lathi-charge and fired tear gas to disperse them.

Slamming the Delhi Police, West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the farmers have every right to protest and alleged that the lathi-charge on the farmers clearly indicates that they were working as instructed by the BJP leaders.

“The agriculture Bill is devilish. No one is taking any initiative to solve the farmers’ problems. On Republic Day, when they held tractor rallies, they were abused and beaten. This clearly shows the vindictiveness of the BJP-led Central Government,” slammed the Leader of the Opposition.

Raising anti-BJP slogans, the Congress and the Left Front activists took out rallies not just in the districts but also Kolkata.

Senior Left Front leader and politburo member Md Selim claimed that the BJP only understands the language of protest. Slamming the BJP for not allowing the farmers to refill diesel in their tractors, he said if the farmers don’t produce crops, all will starve.

“The fascist BJP doesn’t know what will happen if the farmers start a bigger agitation. If people from other countries can walk down the streets of Delhi, why the farmers’ cannot? Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are not coming out clearly on the ongoing farmers’ protest,” he added.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to social media and slammed the BJP over the police action.

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