Prakash Javadekar Reacts To Violence At Tractor Rally; Accuses Congress, Rahul Gandhi Of Instigating Farmers

INDIA Team Latestly|

The government on January 27 denounced the unprecedented violence at the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day, saying, "it can't be condemned enough". In its first official reaction since the widespread clashes, the government also promised action against those responsible. The matter drew attention to the man the farmers have blamed for the violence. Punjabi actor & activist Deep Sidhu, who in a Facebook post defended the planting of a "Nishan Sahib" or Sikh religious flag at the iconic monument. Several farmer leaders have accused the actor of tainting their anti-farm law protest. He was allegedly responsible for the farmer's movement towards the Red Fort, where they had climbed the ramparts and clashed with the police when they were asked to leave. Javadekar pointed finger at the Congress and its senior leader Rahul Gandhi, who, the minister said, was "instigating" people through his tweets.

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