Youth Congress protests against MP govt

'Firing shows BJP's attitude towards farmers'

The district Youth Congress members staged a rail roko at the Udupi Railway station in protest against the recent attack on farmers in Madhya Pradesh and arrest of Rahul Gandhi.

The agitators, who shouted slogans, were immediately detained by the police at the entrance but released later.
The newly elected Youth Congress district president Vishwas Ameen said that the NDA-led BJP government is totally unconstitutional and tyrannical. The government is following an anti-people policy which would prove disastrous in the days to come. Farmers are attacked in Madhya Pradesh, which shows the approach of the BJP government towards farmers. The Madhya Pradesh government has tried suppressing the poor farmers who tried raising the voice for their livelihood, he alleged.

‘Fake ideology’
Ameen said that the BJP has failed in all aspects to prove its calibre at good governance. He also rebuked the Union government, saying ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’ has been transformed into ‘Abki Baar Golibar Sarkar’. Karnataka was no different when it was governed by BJP. The then BJP government had also taken up ‘Golibar’ (firing) against farmers in Haveri. This shows how fake the party and its ideology are, he censured, adding that the prime minister is behaving as if he is born to take up foreign tours and is least bothered about his own country.

He warned that the Congress will take up agitation all over country if the NDA government and other BJP-led state governments in the country continue to harass farmers.

Ameen said the proposed GST is another blow to the nation which is not prepared to face the new form of tax. He censured the Udupi - Chikkamagaluru MP, who he said, is seen travelling everywhere except her constituency.
The protesters, who were about to stop the Mangaluru-Madgaon train, were stopped by the police forcibly. The agitators also tried overpowering the police in their attempt to stop the train.

Meanwhile, the BJP district president Mattar Ratnakar Hegde defended the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh, stating that such an incident has also happened during the Congress rule in Karnataka. Nearly 2,000 farmers have lost their lives in Karnataka.

The issue should not be politicised as it was done under inevitable circumstances. There are situations which require stern measures to stop the snowballing of crisis, he justified.
 

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