AAP blames BJP for the attack on farmers at Singhu border

According to him, BJP workers in the attire of local resident assaulted the farmers at the Singhu border.
Farmers protest at Delhi-Haryana state border
Farmers protest at Delhi-Haryana state borderSajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

After the clash between the protesting farmers and the residents of Singhu border, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Saturday that the farmers acted in self-defence. The clash has resulted in injuries of senior police officers and seven farmers.

AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said the attack on Alipur's SHO Pradeep Paliwal was unfortunate and protesters may have attacked in self-defence.

At a press conference on Saturday, Saurabh Bharadwaj, AAP national spokesperson, said, "Farmers were surrounded by goons and they were attacked. Those who attacked farmers were not locals but BJP's party workers and they acted on behalf of their leaders."

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According to him, BJP workers in the attire of local resident assaulted the farmers at the Singhu border. The internet network was intentionally shut down to mask the truth of the assault on the protesting farmers.

Bharadwaj further added, "The BJP is calling these farmers terrorists. The farmers have been camping for more than two months on the borders behind barricades. Just before January 26, the BJP set up new camps outside the barricades. The police allowed these people to set up their camps and these were run by BJP agent Deep Sidhu. We have videos where BJP MP Sunny Deol claims Sidhu is like his own brother."

Bharadwaj also claimed the locals had entered the protest site and attacked farmers despite heavy deployment of Delhi police and Central Forces personnel. He said, "It was done in a very planned way as BJP goons kept stones in two trucks near the venue. They attacked farmers in the presence of the police."

The police reported that the violence that erupted on Friday afternoon at the Singhu border had led to the arrest of 44 people including the man who assaulted SHO Alipur.

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