Centre will not take any step that will break the faith of farmers: Rajnath Singh on Mandsaur violence

Rajnath Singh said that there is information that some people were involved in instigating violence in Mandsaur. Investigation report is awaited.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 10:00 pm
Rajnath Singh, madhya Pradesh farmers protests, mandsaur protests, shivraj singh chouhan Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Centre will not take any step that will break the faith of farmers and the common man. (Source: ANI photo)

Condemning the violence in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh where farmers are protesting over loan waiver and better price for their produce, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said, “the Centre will not take any step that will break the faith of farmers and the common man”. He further said, Jankari mili ki kuch takten jinhone instigate karne ki koshish kari,puri jaanch ho rahi hai,report ki prateeksha karni chahiye (there is information that some people were involved in instigating violence in Mandsaur. Investigation report is awaited).”

Singh was in the city to hold a dialogue on the completion of three years of the Narendra Modi government.

He said that one thing must be clear to the people of this country that the BJP-led government at the Centre or state are completely sensitive towards farmer issues. My appeal to the farmers would be to come forward and talk to their respective chief ministers.”

He further said, “I am a son of a farmer and I have served as Union agriculture minister as well. No prime minister in the past has assured of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, like Narendra Modi has.”

Saying that Congress is responsible for the plight of farmers in the country, the Home Minister commented on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joining the agitation, and said, “The Congress should not forget that they were in power for so long but have not done enough to increase the farmers’ income.”

Meanwhile, hitting out at “some anti-social elements” for trying to bring instability in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reiterated that the government is ready to resolve the farmers’ issues through talks. “Anti-social elements trying to bring instability will be strictly dealt with,” he said.

Widespread violence, including several incidents of arson, have been reported from western Madhya Pradesh, especially in Mandsaur and Dewas districts, during the week-long farmers’ agitation in the state. Meanwhile, contingents of Rapid Action Force (RAF) were on Thursday deployed in Mandsaur which has been on the boil since the past two days. According to police, two companies of RAF, comprising around 100 men each, have moved into Pipliamandi in Mandsaur, where five farmers were killed.

Earlier in the day, Madhya Pradesh police arrested Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi under section 151 of the CrPC (preventive arrest) while he was travelling to violence-hit Mandsaur. Rahul said he wanted to meet the families of the five farmers killed by police firing on Tuesday.

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  1. L
    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:02 am
    Assuming even it is wrong for TN farmers to stage protest, considering that protest is essentially non violent, Centre should have uaged them through by back channels. The PM who declared himself as the prime servant, was arrogant by indifference. After the violence in MP, Tamil Nadu farmers protest earns respect. It gets rightful recognition also in the backdrop of loan waiver to UP farmers. May be the centre thinks its iron hand would prevail as long as any protest remains non violent and mild.
    1. H
      Jun 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm
      Police firing was ordered after consultation with that STATE TERRORIST Rajnath Singh!
      1. D
        Devendra Mohanty
        Jun 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm
        They will not break farmers faith. Rajnath knows farmers spine is already broken. So they can be killed. Then the land can be acquired for industrialists.
        1. M
          Jun 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm
          Why Brahmins love proxies? Home Minister talks about agriculture. Who would have done his "supposedly" father's job? RSS is known to use proxies. And that is why they use chaddis. During British rule they very lavishly used Britishers for their population growth, because they thought they need a SUPERIOR WHITE GENE. So almost 99 percent brahmins are 1/2 Britishers!
          1. P
            Jun 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm
            Correct. A Brahmin identifies himself more with Britishers. Now they have got a new so called intelligent species-Israelites. Brahmins love them like they have never loved a brahmin woman. Modi is visiting Israel to sign a MoU for a ship load of Israeli sperms and impregnate Brahmins women!
          2. A
            Jun 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm
            Rajnath Singh: we will not break the faith of farmers but excuse me, now and then we will kill a few of them just for fun. That's how we Sanghis have our entertainment. Remember what fun Modiji Shahji and rest of us had by butchering 3000 gujjus in 2002? Why fuss about kill1ng just five bl00dy hungry farmers in Madhya Pravesh. Big deal.
            1. T
              Jun 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm
              Moo-h Tod Jawab ! 😷
              1. a
                Jun 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm
                Apart of [th] SRI HM minister Rajnath Singh, there are deputy mins. [Th] HM is law enforcement foces under Govnt. enactment. Obviously the deputies and all HM figures shall to correspond to 1. LAW 2. FORCES, at minimums, inside HM structure (organizatinal chat) . Current figures, training advisable, to be adjourned in each HM dept and in each SRI state by August 15, mid 3 Summer Month.
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