Farm leaders and politicians have blamed 36-year-old Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu for inciting violence during the Republic Day tractor rally in Delhi.
They alleged Sidhu — who earlier publicly aired his differences with the farm unions — tried to defame the farmers’ stir byu inciting the youth and not following the unions' guidelines.
Sidhu posted a video on Facebook on Tuesday evening where he admitted to hoisting the Nishan Sahib flag at the Red Fort but said that he had done nothing wrong. Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu called Sidhu the "front face of Khalistan".
“We condemn this act of Deep Sidhu in strong words and we think that he was working as a government agent. We didn’t have any plans to go to Red Fort but he did not follow our guidelines and even misled some youth,” said Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni) president Gurnam Singh Charuni.