Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest: Rahul Gandhi leaves for Mandsaur, police say will stop him

Mandsaur farmers' protest: Congress raised questions over PM Narenda Modi's silence. "Despite much 'hoopla' about starting 'Kisan DD Channel', Mr Prime Minister – did this Kisan Channel show this Mandsaur incident?" Singhvi asked on the on-going Madhya Pradesh violence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 11:27 am
Madhya Pradesh, Madhya pradesh farmers protest, Mandsaur firing, rahul gandhi Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest: Madhya Pradesh Congress party activists along with Bharatiya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh during a demonstration against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal after the incident of police firing on farmers in Mandsaur on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Mandsaur district on Thursday to meet the families of the farmers killed allegedly in police firing. The local police, however, made it clear he will not be allowed to enter the district. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister HM Bhupendra Singh, who had earlier denied the charge of farmers’ death due to police firing, told news agency ANI today that the death of the five farmers was due to police firing. “This has been established in the probe,” Singh was quoted as saying by the news agency. The Indian Express had reported on Wednesday that the home minister, who had earlier denied the charge, later conceded that police may have fired in self-defence at one place. This comes a day after the Union government hit back at the Congress for “politicising” the death of five farmers during the ongoing farmer agitation. Neemuch SP Manoj Kumar Singh said on Thursday that Rahul will not be allowed to visit violence-hit Mandsaur.

READ: Five farmers killed in police firing, admits Home Minister Bhupendra Singh

“Farmers of MP are peace-loving. They do not indulge in violent activities. There is a conspiracy behind this entire incident. Those who do not want peace and prosperity in the state and can not see the BJP government functioning smoothly are behind this incident,” Rural Development Minister Narender Singh Tomar alleged.

Countering the allegations, Congress slammed the Centre for “spreading rumours” on the incident instead of tackling the problem. “The BJP has almost been acting like a curse of death for Indian farmers, literally – not figuratively. Distressed farmers are viewed by heartless BJP virtually as fodder for opening fire upon,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told PTI.

The Congress has also raised questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the issue. “Despite much ‘hoopla’ about starting ‘Kisan DD Channel’, Mr Prime Minister – did this Kisan Channel show this Mandsaur incident?” Singhvi asked. The party has also released a booklet of facts about farmers’ plight and the number of suicides taking place in the country.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the kin of those killed in the violence. The farmers have been protesting since June 1 demanding loan waiver and better crop prices. Centre has also rushed 1,100 personnel of anti-riot Rapid Action Force (RAF) to the violence-hit state.

Tension prevailed in Mandsaur and the adjoining Neemuch district as protesters defied curfew and indulged in arson and violence on Wednesday. The violence has also spread to other places in the state, including Dewas, Ujjain, Sehore and Barwani.

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    Charles
    Jun 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    Yes stop him & Jail him , he does not have a license.
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      chitta
      Jun 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm
      Do you have a license to criticize Rahul Ga ndhi.?? He is intelligent leader. He will restore peace and prosperity in India.
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        Dinkar Rao
        Jun 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm
        Aalu ki factory kabhi lagti hai kya? Obama kabhi Lucknow ki chaddar use karega kya?
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      Indian
      Jun 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm
      Where ever there is fire he ( ) will go there for add fuel. Dirty politics.
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        Rajeev
        Jun 8, 2017 at 12:22 pm
        You are from India not from MP so keep shut this is not a Fire Come to our state you would than only understand . The Govt of MP s like of Feku and failed very badely
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          Tushar
          Jun 8, 2017 at 12:26 pm
          It happens in politics .. Bjp creates communal violence and go to shed croc tears to the Hindu victims after the riot .......this is atleast not Cong created violence
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            Tushar
            Jun 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm
            It happens in politics .. Bjp creates communal violence and go to shed croc tears to the Hindu victims after the riot .......this is atleast not Cong created violence
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            chitta
            Jun 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm
            Your mind is filled with hatred ness. Read Quran and pray to Allah. You will get peace.
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            Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
            Jun 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm
            Congress could not solve farmer's problem during the long years in office. Now he is going there to pour oil in the fire and incite more violence.
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              Michael Varghese
              Jun 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm
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                Trun
                Jun 8, 2017 at 11:23 am
                Oops when out PM goes to stan PMs birthday after the kil s of our soldiers, no one cares but when RG goes to our own farmers killed to show grief, he is being hounded by BJP and media Isn't this shows in BJPs word, who is nationalist and who is anti national.
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                  manu
                  Jun 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                  ediot..its rahul hi himself celebrated birth day in aeroplane when kissan were dying in india...
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                    Tushar
                    Jun 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                    That's his own birthday .... Not out enemies ...
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                    chitta
                    Jun 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm
                    @Tushar. You are right. Bjp is terrorist Govt. Only Rahul Ga ndhi can save India.
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                    chitta
                    Jun 8, 2017 at 10:52 am
                    Do you have any proof that Congress or Rahul Ga ndhi is behind farmers agitation.?? If Rahul Ga ndhi do not visit farmers you people complain He not doing anything. When He visiting farmers you people saying he playing politics.
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                      sinha
                      Jun 8, 2017 at 11:27 am
                      They are afride with Rahul Ghandi. shortly we will find congress in MP .
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                        Rajeev
                        Jun 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm
                        you are right The BJP is no more required in MP most corrupt government
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                        manu
                        Jun 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm
                        they y he not visited farmers of kerala to tamil nadu to karnataka ? is karnataka farmers allowed to commit suicide ?
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                          Tushar
                          Jun 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                          Atleast Rahul hi wouldn't ask to arrange sofa set and AC. At visiting place which can be removed as soon as he leave
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                        rameshnk
                        Jun 8, 2017 at 10:32 am
                        It is very very clear the SCMGRESS party with the backing of the always trouble makers, Leftists etc. have ganged up to fan trouble for the Govt. visa vis farmers protests. One big question to them - What UPA or Scamgress id during their vewry very long rule.? It has been already reoported that a local Scamgress legislator was caught exhorting farmers to Violence. Same is the case inMaharshtra wherein the now disgraced Scamgress alongwith the National Corrupt Pary(Sharad Pawar) Leftists alongwith good for nothing Shiv Sena have ganged up t hijack Farmers agitationa to settle their political scores? Let the steste, consumers, farmers go to hell. They have to score their politcal scores Such is the credibility of these rascals. Now What will PAPPU do in Mandsaur? If he really wants to do something - let him do something constructive in Amethi or In Karnataka where the party govt. is ru .
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                          Anand Prakash
                          Jun 8, 2017 at 10:52 am
                          What is very clear is that the BJP governments are incompetent and are only good at promising the moon. In lying, feku excels over everybody else. Don't blame other parties for this sad state of affairs. And, don't forget how feku went to Mumbai during 26/11 and made outrageous statements against the then central government.
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                          George Cruz
                          Jun 8, 2017 at 10:23 am
                          The congress party has been rejected overwhelmingly by the Indian electorate during the last elections, has lost relevance as a viable party, and now exploiting the farmers to commit strikes, unlawful activities, and coming soon in selected cities the staged Church attacks. Rahul G-a-n-d-h-i has already started his intense demonization of the BJP/Modi and the patriotic organizations like RSS/Hindutva to stay relevant. The bad news for Rahul G-a-n-d-h-i is that even the pseudo secular nuts and the Christians/Muslims who are blinded by their religion and have supported him blindly in the past may not support him this time.
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                            Anand Prakash
                            Jun 8, 2017 at 10:54 am
                            Stop babb under a false pseudonym. You are a classic sanghi kisser who makes unfounded statement at will like your idon, the feku.
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                              manu
                              Jun 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm
                              y hidng yoru middle name like raul vinci or susanne roy doing and bashing real indian...
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                              Tushar
                              Jun 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm
                              George cruiz is staunch BJp supporter C u m. It paid cell employee who is committed in digging out bad from good of Congress parties activities .. He blame the opposition with irrelevant topics and keep on blaming about 60 years r u l e ...he doesn't even realize that ... Modi is able to r u l e this country confidently is just because he has a strong platform created by Congress in all these 60 years .. And cruiz is a religious hate monger too .... Even though he uses Christian Nick he abuses Christians and Muslims for no reason .. So just treat his comments as nothing but a nonsense blabbering of hate towards Congress and non Hindus
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                                Abdul
                                Jun 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm
                                George Cruz, though its not your real name, what is RSS patriotism are you talking about? Do you know it was Savarkar who made a bomb even before independence and used it against mosques? Do you know Savarkar asked for clemency in return for not supporting independence movement and information about the leaders? Do you know that Nathuram Godese who killed Mahatma hiji was an RSS member? Are these the patriotism of RSS you are proud of? For argument sake you will say Godse was not a member at that time, so is s say that all those terrorist who we killed / caught are not s. It is from RSS the s learned this trick or you all are the same!!!!
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