Madhya Pradesh farmers protest: The heat of Madhya Pradesh farmers protest reached the national capital Delhi on Friday morning as Congress workers tried to stall train at a station, reported India Today. Protesting against the Narendra Modi government, a group of Congress youth workers tried to stop a train at the Tilak Bridge railway station that had just reached the station from Dehradun. The local police rushed to the railway station and cleared the platform. While speaking to channel, a worker said they stand with the farmers who lost their lives in Madhya Pradesh.
The unrest among farmers in India is unlikely to settle anytime soon as after Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, a farmer body in Uttar Pradesh has warned of a similar situation in the state, reported PTI. A faction of one of the organisations, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), has even threatened to cut off supply of milk and vegetables to cities from Sunday if their demand for a CBI probe and an FIR into the police firing in Mandsaur, that claimed five lives, are not met.
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“Now, with these agitations, there is renewed energy among us. There is no end to the problems we face. We will also join the fight,” said Rakesh Tikait, president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union. BKU had also submitted a memorandum addressed to the prime minister to the Lucknow district magistrate on Wednesday, demanding an FIR against officers responsible for the “unfortunate police firing” in Mandsaur and a CBI probe.
“If the Uttar Pradesh government is really serious about addressing the problems and plight of the farmers, then it must start resolving their problems lest a Mandsaur-like situation grips the state and unrest fans out,” he told PTI.