Farmers try to Gherao former CM's house, stopped

Farmers try to Gherao former CM's house, stopped

Raipur: A large number of farmers on Tuesday tried to Gherao BJP national vice president and former chief minister Dr Raman Singh’s house.  

The farmers got agitated when police tried to stop them saying “either police should arrest them or be out of their way”. The Rashtriya Kisan Morcha and the Rashtriya Matdata Jagriti Manch had informed former chief minister, Dr Raman Singh, to hand over the letter on agricultural laws. This afternoon, the farmers' organizations held a meeting at strike point in Budha Talab in which various aspects of agriculture-related laws of the Central Government were discussed. The leaders said that these three laws are against agriculture and farmers as well as common consumers.

Following this, the farmers left for the residence of former chief minister Raman Singh at Maulashree Vihar Colony while doing the foot march. During this, they shouted slogans against the central government and BJP leaders. Police stopped farmers by placing heavy barricades near Sapre School. The agitated farmers asked the police officers to show the order under which they are being stopped. To which the police said that they are doing this to avoid deteriorating law and order. The farmers said that they will go to ask questions to the former chief minister anyhow even if they are arrested. 

The police had to stop the agitated farmers forcefully as they tried to remove the barricades. Some of the protesters suffered mild injuries. After about an hour of protest, the farmers returned after handling the memorandum in the name of the President. In this memorandum, farmers have demanded the unconditional withdrawal of all three agricultural laws. 

The protesters included Dr Sanket Thakur, Rupan Chandrakar, Dwarika Sahu, Virender Pandey, and Tikeshwar Sahu of Rashtriya Kisan Morcha, Yugal Kishore Sahu, and Sanjay Chandrakar of Rashtriya Matdata Jagriti Manch.