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Farmer Protest Live: Rahul Gandhi Says Modi Govt Has Forgotten Farmers | June 8, 2017, 8:21 PM IST
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch en route to violence-hit Mandsaur where he was to meet families of five people who died in police firing during farmers’ protests on Tuesday. The Congress Vice-president was released later.

The farmers’ agitation has intensified in other parts of the country with around 4,000 villagers taking to the streets in Maharashtra’s Solapur where a farmer hanged himself. The farmers’ union of the Congress is also staging a protest at the Cantonment Railway Station in Bengaluru.
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Jun 8, 2017 8:21 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh government transfers 29 Deputy Superintendent of Police: ANI

Jun 8, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 8:15 pm (IST)
br /> Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh speaks on Mandsaur issue:
- Mandsaur incident is unfortunate
- Central govt has implemented many schemes for benefit of farmers
- Today, some people are pretending to be concerned about farmers
- Some people are also politicising the Mandsaur issue

Jun 8, 2017 6:45 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 6:44 pm (IST)
br /> BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Rahul Gandhi:
- Rahul Gandhi needs publicity and all this is a photo op

Jun 8, 2017 6:43 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 6:43 pm (IST)
br /> Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reacts on Mandsaur protest:
- I came here to meet the farmers
- I was stopped in Rajasthan and MP and then I was arrested...I wanted to meet those affected farmers
- Government has forgotten its duty about farmers...Their loans are not waived off
- Strict action should be taken against those who are responsible for the shooting incident... The guilty must not be spared
- Madhya Pradesh government lied that the police didn't fired on farmers
- This is not a photo op
- Farmers are suffering in this country

Jun 8, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 6:25 pm (IST)
br /> Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets farmers' family members at MP-Rajasthan border. He speaks on Mandsaur protest:
- Will take all your concerns to the govt and raise this issue in parliament
- Farmers are not getting what they deserve, this is the fact
- The lion's share of the profits goes to people who are sitting on top of the chain
- I wanted to go to Madhya Pradesh. But they stopped me from entering the state
- I wanted to come to your houses, but they (MP Police) stopped me. That's why I called you here

Jun 8, 2017 5:51 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 5:33 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 5:18 pm (IST)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan constitutes a committee to investigate Indore tent collapse incident; committee to submit its report in 15 days.

Jun 8, 2017 5:16 pm (IST)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh:
- He is a very responsible politician
- He will be doing yoga to solve problems of the farmers
- Radhamohan should listen to the apathies of farmers in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
- He should leave yoga for some other day

Jun 8, 2017 5:11 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 5:09 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 5:08 pm (IST)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has been released. He will be allowed to meet the family of the deceased farmers at the Rajasthan-MP border.

Jun 8, 2017 5:08 pm (IST)

Rajnath Singh on Radha Mohan: Primary responsibility is of state govt...They are doing it well.

Jun 8, 2017 5:06 pm (IST)

Speaking on Rahul Gandhi's preventive custody, Rajnath Singh says that Congress should not forget that they are primarily responsible for this state of farmers.

Jun 8, 2017 5:06 pm (IST)
Mandsaur Protest: Rajasthan Police to Check Whether Rahul Violated Traffic Rule

The Rajasthan police said that it will examine whether traffic rules were violated by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who visited the state on way to Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday.

Jun 8, 2017 4:48 pm (IST)
br /> Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Mandsaur protest:
- I am a son of a farmer too
- We are very sensitive on farmer's issues
- The government is supporting the farmers in all means
- There are crises...But our state government is capable enough to handle the situation. I appeal to farmers that they should support the state governments... They have promised for solutions
- Investigation is on... We will wait for the report
- Security forces should not be used against farmers -- Our governments can empathise with the farmers
- Some powers have tried to instigate unrest in the states
- Problems are there in every developed country too

Jun 8, 2017 4:47 pm (IST)

Madhya Pradesh Police offered Rahul Gandhi to meet the families of the victims near Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border.

Jun 8, 2017 4:38 pm (IST)

In a tweet, the INC alleged that families of the farmers who were killed by the MP police were waiting at the gate to meet with RahulGandhi but the police didn't let them in.

Jun 8, 2017 4:37 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 4:36 pm (IST)

The Rajasthan police will examine whether traffic rules were violated by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who visited the state on way to Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday.

Jun 8, 2017 4:35 pm (IST)

According to SP, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra, Rahul Gandhi travelled a few kilometres as a pillon rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda to up to the Madhya Pradesh border and at the border, he alighted from the bike and walked into Madhya Pradesh.

Jun 8, 2017 3:38 pm (IST)

Click to Read | Away from Farmer Protests, Agriculture Minister Takes Yoga Break With Ramdev

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh was seen doing yoga with yoga guru Baba Ramdev at a public function in Bihar's Motihari, even as the killing of Madhya Pradesh farmers in police firing fuelled protests in other parts of the country.

Jun 8, 2017 3:29 pm (IST)

Click to Read | Why Mandsaur Characterises Angry, Morose State of Indian Farmers

On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh became the first state in the recent history of the country to shoot six farmers dead in its north-western district of Mandsaur.

Jun 8, 2017 3:20 pm (IST)

Curfew to be relaxed for women and children from 4 pm to 6 pm in Mandsaur: SDM Mandsaur N S Rajawat.

Jun 8, 2017 3:16 pm (IST)

Click to Read | Rahul Neither Farmer, Nor Leader, Says BJP; Cong Says He Speaks for Farmers

Despite the administration announcing that he would not be allowed to enter Mandsaur, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached the Madhya Pradesh border from Udaipur early on Thursday, and from there rode pillion to meet families of farmers killed in police firing.

Jun 8, 2017 3:09 pm (IST)

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's video message on Twitter: My government is for the farmers and the people of MP...I will keep working for them till my death...we have taken many steps for the benefit of farmers....some anti-social elements want to disrupt peace in the state and we will fight them...let's work for MP together    

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Rahul Gandhi has been detained at Neemuch border en route to violence-hit Mandsaur in MP.

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