Former MP Meenakshi Natarajan detained on way to meet farmers in Mandsaur

Former Mandsaur MP Meenakshi Natarajan has been detained on the way to meet farmers in Mandsaur. Six farmers were reportedly killed yesterday in alleged police firing in Mandsaur-Neemuch highway

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 11:38 am
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A day after six farmers were killed in separate incidents of alleged police firing in Mandsaur region of Madhya Pradesh, police detained Congress leader Meenakshi Natarajan who was on her way to meet the protesting farmers on Wednesday. Natarajan is a former MP from Mandsaur and a close aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. ANI also reported that protesting farmers scuffled with Mandsaur collector and chased away officers from the district administration. Farmers in Ratlam-Mandsaur-Neemuch have been staging a protest seeking better prices for their produce and waiver of loans.

Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, who had earlier claimed no firing took place, later conceded that the police may have fired in self-defence at one place. A judicial probe has been ordered into the incident.

A compensation of Rs 1 crore was announced by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to families of dead persons, a job to their kin and Rs five lakh in addition to free treatment to the injured. Madhya Pradesh Patidar Samaj chief Mahendra Patidar said that the cremation of five killed at Pipalia Mandi will not happen unless Chief Minister arrives at the spot. He identified the deceased as Kanhaiyalal Patidar, Babloo Patidar, Chainram Patidar, Abhishek Patidar and Nathulal Patidar.

Over the last three days, protests have increased in Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam and Indore districts. Nearly a dozen vehicles were set ablaze and protesters also targeted the railway tracks near Mandsaur late Monday.

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  1. A
    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    All the problems ever since independence is due to the RSS sanghi fascist movement!!! If India was RSS mukth, we would have done better. Give the north-west area bordering stan to RSS Hindutva let them fight and die with brother from stan. Let other 70 Indians live in harmony.
    1. A
      Jun 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm
      BJP is spreading a autocratic hitlaric atmosphere of fear by not allowing opposition to highlight their misdeeds of kil innocent farmers who were peacefully agitating farmers. BJP should apologise to farmers and nation for kil innocent people.
      1. B
        Bharat Maa
        Jun 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm
        BJP is goon of liars. first he said no firing by police and now in selfdefence.
        1. T
          Jun 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm
          Wherever there is problems of communal violence, students or farmers agitation, it is all happening in States that are ruled by BJP Govt. it is all instigated by PIZZA-MUMMY AND USELESS DUMMY BOY. They have no education, no experience in governance, just two certificates; marriage certificate and birth certificate. With these two certificate they want to loot w of India and transfer zillions to Italian banks. They already have billions of looted money. Nehru dynaty is India's big curse and there are traitors like chiddy, doggy running after them, licking their feet, without any shame. Worst of all is the stupid sardarjee, supporting pizza-mummy and Raulo vincio.
          1. R
            Jun 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm
            Tamizhanban Your father Sr, Tamizhanban will be happy to be born to him. Wherever there is problems of communal violence, students or farmers agitation, it is all happening in States that are ruled by BJP Govt. because of the frustration of BJP ruled states. They do not care for citizens but care of animals. Farmers are dying due to lack of water, no value for their seeds but still BJP using RSS goons to oppress them. How long. When the stomach cannot take it any more and becomes volcano, nobody can stop and it will turn like civil movement.