Police use water cannons, tear gas to disperse protesting farmers; AAP, SP and Congress extend support
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Police use water cannons, tear gas to disperse protesting farmers; AAP, SP and Congress extend support

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday extended his full support to thousands of protesting farmers who were forcibly stopped from entering the state after their 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' reached Delhi-UP border.

Talking to ANI, the AAP chief said, ''Farmers should be allowed to enter Delhi. Why are they not being allowed to enter Delhi? This is wrong. We are with the farmers.''

The Delhi Chief Minister announced his support to the farmers after their 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' was stopped at the Delhi-UP border on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav too criticised the Modi government for cheating the farmers and extended its support to their cause.

The main opposition party Congress also used the opportunity to attack the Modi regime. ''On birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Modi govt has shown that it is no different from the pre-independence British govt in India. British govt then used to exploit the farmers and today Modi govt is firing tear gas shells at farmers.'' Randeep Surjewala, Congress spokesperson, said.

''This govt has not fulfilled the promises it made to farmers, so it is all but natural that farmers would protest. It is unfortunate and we fully support the farmers,'' Akhilesh Yadav said on Kisan Kranti Yatra.

The authorities, which earlier issued prohibitory orders, used water guns and tear gas shell to disperse the...

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