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Republic Day violence unfortunate but will not end farmers' movement: Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing the ninth National Council meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal said the farmers' protest against the farm laws is a battle of existence for them.

January 28, 2021 / 12:53 PM IST
File image: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

File image: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The violence on Republic Day was "unfortunate" but it would not end the farmers' movement against the three agri laws, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. He also said that "strictest punishment" must be given to those responsible for the violence.

Addressing the ninth National Council meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal said the farmers' protest against the farm laws is a battle of existence for them.

"The violence on Republic Day was unfortunate and whoever is responsible for it must be given strictest punishment," he said.

"But the violence will not lead to the end of the farmers movement against the agri laws, the issues still remain so the movement cannot end. We have to peacefully extend our support to the protesting farmers," the chief minister said.