Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi is going to visit Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh today. He is going to meet the family of the farmers who were killed in firing that was committed by the police in the region, and is also going to visit the farmer’s protest in the Khokhara, Pipliya mandi. 6 farmers lost their lives in the assault, which was committed by the police in response to a protest rally. Rahul is going to persuade the public to vote in the favor of Congress, as Madhya Pradesh elections loom closer. Rahul is going to arrive in Mandsaur at 1:00 pm today, and is going to be joined by Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Deepak Babaria. The reports suggest that Rahul also held a meeting with the leaders and the security people before the rally. The names of the farmers who were killed by the police were: Kanhaiya Lal Patidar, Satyanarayan Dhangar, Abhishek Patidar, Bablu, Ghanshyam Dhakad and Chintaman Patidar. The protest had been about the demands for a increase in the prices of the crops than what the farmers were being paid.
Rahul had tweeted about the farmer’s protest on June 2, writing, that each day 35 farmers commit suicide in India. And now, they have to organize an agitation or ten days to attract the attention of the central government towards their needs. He’d said that he’ll visit Mandsaur to show his support to the farmers. BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha, and former VHP leader Praveen Togadia could also join the protest from June 8 and lend their support for the farmers.
Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh has organized the protest, Gaon Bandh from June 1 to June 10. The group wants the government to bring back the Minimum Support Price (MSP) conditions, that was shelved aside in Swaminathan Commission report of 2006.
हमारे देश में हर रोज़ 35 किसान आत्महत्या करते हैं। कृषि क्षेत्र पर छाए संकट की तरफ़ केंद्र सरकार का ध्यान ले जाने के लिए किसान भाई 10 दिनों का आंदोलन करने पर मजबूर हैं। हमारे अन्नदाताओं की हक की लड़ाई में उनके साथ खड़े होने के लिए 6 जून को मंदसौर में किसान रैली को संबोधित करूंगा। pic.twitter.com/Bv4Hv72jE8
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 2, 2018