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Police detain Rahul Gandhi ahead of violence-hit Mandsaur visit

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New Delhi, June 8, 2017: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was detained and taken into preventive custody by Police on his way to Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh Mandsaur on Thursday.

According to media reports, Rahul attempted to break the police barricades to enter Madhya Pradesh.

The party official Twitter handle INC India twitted:

Gandhi travelled by road on a motorcycle as his convoy was stopped near Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur, where tensions continue to escalate over the death of five farmers in the police firing.

He entered Madhya Pradesh by car from Rajasthan in a cavalcade of Congress leaders and activists.

As he entered Neemuch district, he saw a group of policemen near a toll plaza deployed to stop him. Gandhi immediately jumped onto a bike. A crowd of Congress workers, journalists and policemen could be seen chasing the bike for some distance.

A party activist drove the bike. Congress leader Sachin Pilot also took a motorcycle to accompany Gandhi.

They took a narrow lane through Chinta Khera village to reach Mandsaur to express solidarity with the families of farmers killed when the police opened fire on them on Tuesday.

Earlier, Gandhi was scheduled to visit Madhya Pradesh but the local administration has refused to give landing permission for his chopper.

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

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.

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PNB fraud case: Rahul attacks Modi asks, ‘where is the Chowkidar now?’

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked prime minister Narendra Modi over the back to back reports of frauds by renowned businessmen.
Stating Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi the Congress leader asked Narendra Modi, where is the Chowkidar who said ” Na Khaunga Na Khaane Dunga”.

Rahul Gandhi also questioned his silence over the PNB banking fraud. He said that the citizens are curious to hear from you.

Rahul also said,” your silence is telling whose faithful are you.”

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Hardik Patel may Campaign for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls

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Bhopal, Feb 19: Gujarat’s firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers of the country. 

The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader came up with these remarks here during his one-day tour in the city, news agency IANS quoted.

When asked  about his campaign plans, Patel told the media: “There is no problem in doing good work and will continue doing so.”

He also took potshots at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and in the state for its divisive politics.

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BJP announces candidates for UP, Bihar by-polls

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BJP(Bhartiya Janta Party) on Monday announced its candidates for Uttar Pradesh & Bihar By-Polls.

KS Patel and Upendra Shukla will be BJP’s candidate from Phoolpur and Gorakhpur assembly seat respectively.

Whereas Rinky Pandey & Pradeep Singh will be BJP ‘s candidates for Bhabua assembly and Araria Lok Sabha seat respectively.

The election commission has announced that the election of the four constituencies will be held on 11th March.

The by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister while Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya was appointed the Deputy Chief Minister.

Araria seat fell vacant after the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

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