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MP farmers protest: Jyotiraditya Scindia arrested on way to Mandsaur



Jyotiraditya Scindia
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Bhopal, June 13, 2017: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday was arrested by police under section 151 when he tried to visit the violence-hit district of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.

Scindia, MP from Guna, and his supporters were earlier stopped at Dhodar by the police.

According to reports, Scindia has alleged that there is Hitler rule in Madhya Pradesh and the farmers’ deaths were a blot on the government, hence the BJP had no right to stay in power.

Scindia was supposed to sit on a 72-hour dharna in Bhopal from Wednesday to protest against violence against Mandsaur farmers. This was scheduled after his visit to the farmers’ families in Mandsaur on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel was arrested just as he entered Madhya Pradesh on his way to Mandsaur to meet families of the farmers killed in police firing. He was later released.

Read More: Hardik Patel detained en route to Mandsaur, freed

On June 8, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was also detained and taken into preventive custody by Police on his way to Neemuch in Mandsaur.

Read More: Police detain Rahul Gandhi ahead of violence-hit Mandsaur visit

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been on strike since June 1 demanding that their loans be scrapped and their produce be bought at a fair price.

However, on Tuesday Police had opened fire at a mob of farmers, leaving five dead according to official count and eight according to farmer leaders.

Read More: Curfew continues in Mandsaur, farmers say eight killed

Wefornews Bureau



Govt ‘Invented’ story on Data theft to divert attention from death of 39 Indians in Mosul: Rahul Gandhi



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New Delhi, March 22: Launching a scathing attack, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government invented a story on “data theft” to divert public attention from the death of 39 Indians in Mosul. 

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi stated as the Centre caught lying over the death of thirty-nine Indians so they created a story on Congress and Data Theft.

As a result, all the attention diverted to data theft.

The AICC chief asserted problems and solutions in a tweet.

Problem: 39 Indians dead; Govt on the mat, caught lying.

Solution: Invent story on Congress & Data Theft.

Result: Media networks bite bait; 39 Indians vanish from radar.

Problem solved.


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Election Commission allows Mukhtar Ansari to vote in Rajya Sabha polls



BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari

Lucknow, March 22: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday allowed jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mukhtar Ansari to cast vote in the upcoming Rajya Sabha (RS) elections.

BSP national general secretary, Rajya Sabha member and renowned Supreme Court advocate, Satish Chand Mishra had filed a plea in the Allahabad High Court for the release of two Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), Mukhtar Ansari of the BSP and Hariom Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP), so that they could participate in March 23 elections.

Ansari is the prime accused in the killing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Krishnanand Rai, among other crimes, and has pleaded not guilty.

In September 2017, He was acquitted in connection with contractor Manna Singh’s murder case.

There will be 59 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha in April.

The tenure of three nominated members – actor Rekha, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and social worker Anu Aga – will also be ending then.


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TDP calls for statewide protest




Amaravati, March 22: The Telugu Desam Party to stage a statewide peaceful protest in the support of party MPs’ agitation in the Parliament on Thursday. 

Calling for the agitation, TDP Andhra Pradesh unit president K . Kala Venkatrao in a teleconference with MPs, MLAs, MLCs, in-charges and other party leaders told them to sit on demonstration and protest meetings in major junctions of all constituencies , ANI reported.

Venkatrao also urged them that the agitation must be peaceful and should not cause any trouble to the common man.

Meanwhile, the mass organisations affiliated to left parties on Thursday also called for highway blockade, which all parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also announced support to the blockade and cited state interests as the reason .

Venkatrao stated the YSRCP may cause destruction and violence during the protest, so the TDP should not join protests along with them but hold public agitation separately.

On the other hand, Naidu in a teleconference with MPs asserted the BJP had been suspecting the TDP for quite some time now and not believing the TDP chief’s statement about his interest in national politics.

“They do not believe even after I clarified that I don’t have any interest in national politics . For the same, though there was no need, the ruling party at Centre took the support of YSRCP during the presidential polls”.

After the Andhra ruling party’s withdrew from the NDA, Wednesday’s assembly session witnessed  a confrontation between the TDP and BJP on ranges of issues.


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