The Bhopal Police on Saturday lobbed tear gasoline shells, fired water cannons and even resorted to the usage of ‘brute’ drive to disperse a protest by the Congress in assist of farmers who’re up in arms over the Centre’s three contentious farm legal guidelines. The Congress contingent, which included former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, senior chief Digvijaya Singh, former meeting speaker NP Prajapati amongst others, was marching in direction of the Raj Bhavan in Bhopal when the police blocked them.
The Congress leaders, staff and farmers gathered at Jawahar Chowk and because the procession approached Roshanpura sq. near Raj Bhavan, the protesters broke via the barricading put up by police.
According to the police, the employees, who additionally included ladies, pelted stones on safety personnel, which prompted them ‘to make use of gentle drive to disperse the agitators’.
As the demonstrators didn’t budge, the police used water cannons to disperse the group and lobbed tear gasoline shells at them.
Nath, Digvijaya Singh, MLAs Jaivardhan Singh, Kunal Chaudhary and about 20 others have been arrested and later launched on bail.
“The Centre has accepted draconian legal guidelines for the farm sector,” alleged Nath earlier than the protest, including that he has personally fought for Minimum Support Price (MSP) up to now.
“Do the farmers protesting in Delhi don’t have any understanding of this sector,” he requested saying that “corporates will take over the mandis as soon as these agri legal guidelines are applied”.
“If this occurs, farmers will find yourself being bonded labourer to the corporates,” added the MPCC chief.
The grand outdated social gathering additionally affirmed that it might stick with the demonstration except the Centre takes a name on the brand new agri legal guidelines.
MLA Lakshman Singh claimed that the Centre’s supply to quickly keep the implementation of the legal guidelines was a “partial win for the agitating farmers”.
Later, the MPCC chief slammed the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities for utilizing brute drive on Congressmen and farmers who have been agitating ‘peacefully’ within the metropolis. “We gained’t be cowed down with such atrocities and the wrestle will proceed,” added Nath.
The Congress additionally claimed that many social gathering staff have been injured within the police motion. It despatched out footage of wounded women and men to media retailers.
In wake of the protest, Raj Bhavan had been saved beneath three-layered safety with police utilizing heavy barricading to foil any try to stage a gherao of the Governor House. All roads resulting in Raj Bhavan have been fortified with heavy police drive and deployment of water cannons.
The MP Congress had lately organised a Khat Panchayat in Morena district and formally prolonged assist to the farmers’ agitation searching for a rollback of recent agri advertising legal guidelines from Centre.