Congress starts Satyagrah to protest Mandsaur incident

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Jun 2017 11:40:57


Staff Reporter,

Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia took on State Government over Mandsaur incident by saying that those who came to power with the support of farmers are now suppressing them. The firing incident of Mandsaur is a blot on the face of country. Scindia was speaking at the 72-hour Satyagrah started by Congress at TT Nagar Dussehra ground of State capital on Wednesday evening. He minced no word in criticising Shivraj government over Mandsaur firing incident and held it responsible for the gory incident. Making a blistering attack on Shivraj government over peasants’ movement, he said he wants to know had the Government had any right to take the lives of ‘Annadata’.

Alleging that bullets were fired on the chest of young farmers in Mandsaur, he told that “I also underwent through pain when god took away my father. But it was decision of almighty not of any government. But in Mandsaur, Government is responsible for taking lives of six farmers”. Pointing fingers towards State Government on forming commission to inquire Mandsaur firing incident, he said so far 12 commissions have been constituted in State but report of none of them succeeded to see light of the day. Taking a jibe at CM’s indefinite fast in wake of Mandsaur incident, he said fast was ended in just 24 hours that also on call of one senior BJP leader.

Talking about farmers protest, he said from last three years there has been no rise in minimum support price. Earlier, Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Ajay Singh addressed the workers and made a scathing attack on Shivraj government by alleging that now farming is not a profitable business rather sand business has become a profitable business. Training guns towards CM in the wake of Mandsaur incident that led to unrest in other parts of State as well, he said CM started observing indefinite fast rather rushing to Mandsaur. He also said Prime Minister tweets on every small incident, but he is silent on Mandsaur incident. Former union minister Suresh Pachauri also addressed the gathering and made a scathing attack on State Government over farmers’ issue. On this occasion, Rajya Sabha Member Vivek Tanka, MP Kantilal Bhuria, National President of Mahila Congress Shobha Oza, Deputy Speaker Dr Rajendra Singh, veteran leader Hazarilal Raghuvansi, Aziz Qureshi, MLAs including Ramniwas Rawat, Govind Singh Thakur, former MLA P C Sharma etc were also present.