NCP president and former Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has called the Centre 'insensitive' over the handling of farmers' protests. He said that if farmers leave peaceful means of agitation it would lead to a major crisis in the country and the BJP government will be responsible for it.
Slamming the government for erecting multi-layered barricades, concertina wires with iron nails studded on roads, Pawar said this did not happen even during the British rule. He also accused the government of not willing to solve the issue.
"They don't want to solve the problem. I am worried that today, if the farmers, who are peacefully agitating, take some other path, then this would lead to a major crisis. And the BJP government has to take responsibility for this. There are many issues but today those who are in power are not sensitive," he said and warned that the end of the government which is not sensitive is near sooner or later.
Pawar also attacked the government for not allowing Opposition MPs to visit the protesting farmers at Ghazipur.
"They (the opposition MPs) had gone there peacefully just to check the well-being of farmers but even they were not allowed to go. If this is the case in democracy then they (the government) have to pay a heavy price today or tomorrow," he said.