Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest: Government at war with the farmers of our country, says Rahul Gandhi

Curfew was imposed in Pipalya Mandi area and prohibitory orders imposed in other parts of the district, said officials

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 5:10 pm
Rahul gandhi, Madhya pradesh farmers protests, farmers protests, Mandsaur, Rahul Gandhi blamed Modi government for the ongoing farmers’ protests and firing in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. (File photo)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday blamed the Modi government for the ongoing farmers’ protests and firing in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. He said, “Government is at war with the farmers of our country.”

The farmers protests turned violent when two farmers were killed in firing on Mandsaur-Neemuch highway, on Tuesday. After the killing, curfew was imposed in Pipalya Mandi area and prohibitory orders were imposed in other parts of the district.

State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh claimed that neither the local police nor CRPF opened fire at protesters. He said a probe has been initiated. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial enquiry into the matter.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was forced to cancel a programme organized to felicitate the CM after the death of protesters.

In western Madhya Pradesh, farmers are protesting since June 1. They are demanding minimum support price for their farm produce, besides other things. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had on Monday said that his government is taking all necessary steps to address the issues of the agitating farmers.

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    DRHSSODHI
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:04 am
    Congress and Communists n their opportunistic allies have been anti to 99 population to keep them poor and des ute just for creating their vote bank. Now public is more wise. Earlier UP n Bihar were wise enough to throw them in dust bin of time. Now see what happens in pan - India!
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      Niladrinath Mohanty
      Jun 7, 2017 at 4:17 am
      Rahul hi is desperate to become Prime Minister. Has he ever said anything constructive?
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        Gopal Sriniwasan
        Jun 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm
        The Solution lies in having huge Warehouses and Cold Storage Units where the farmers can keep the perishables and demand the price they want. In a free market they can dictate the price depending upon the supply and demand. Why MSP?Why should the BJP Government;s suc b to the blackmail under the Khangress instigation the issue is not the economics but politics behind the agitation.The BJP Governments CM and the Police should identify the instigators and their supporters and get them arrested
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          DRHSSODHI
          Jun 7, 2017 at 8:11 am
          Very true. Remakable n need to be practised as :-The BJP Governments CM and the Police should identify the instigators and their supporters and get them arrested...
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          Stephan Daniel
          Jun 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm
          Congress is responsible for this. Today, our politicians are such a spineless that they don't even bother about public, only they need is power that's all. Why don't government take step against Vijay Maliya.
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            DRHSSODHI
            Jun 7, 2017 at 8:17 am
            Very True. Govt should show no sign of appea t or soft corner for really criminal people may be Vijay Maliya!
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            Subspan Raman
            Jun 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm
            Fools must have been celebrating and shot themselves.
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              romi
              Jun 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm
              this is the same man who was earlier asking government to waive farmers loans now what ?? every year farmers will take loans & then government to wiave their loans how long ?? this is nothing but blackmai
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                Indian
                Jun 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm
                All opposition parties fight for farmers , minorities etc , but once these opposition come to power they forget all these for five years and at that time BJP as opposition will be fighting for farmers. When will Indian citizens become aware of these crooks called politicians who make Indian voters s.
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                  THATHAMAN
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                  COMMENTS BY RSSBJP IT CELL PAID TROOLS( OBSERVE THE SAME PEOPLE COMMENTING IN ALL PRO CONGRSS NEWS ITEMS) ARE POURING IN AS INSTRUCTED.BUT AT GROUND LEVEL BJP AND MODI IS IN TROUBLE AND KASHMIR FIASCO WILL BE THE ULTIMATE BEGINNING OF END OF COWMODI RAJ
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