Rahul Gandhi detained in Neemuch MP

While speaking to reporters, he lashed out at the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government saying both PM Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan were responsible for the deaths of farmers in Mandsaur.

Resonating similar views, CPI (M) politburo member and former Rajya Sabha member Brinda Karat accused the government of not taking rapid steps on the implementation of the demands of the farmers.

Ongoing protest by farmers in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Maharashtra has spilled over to Rajasthan. "These are the exact policies by the govt that are leading to greater sufferings by farmers", she said.

Internet services were completely shut down in Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neechman districts as state authorities feared the spread of dishonest rumours. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can waive loans of the country's rich but can't do the same for farmers.

Rahul Gandhi, who left for Mandsaur early morning, had taken a motorbike ride to reach there in order to meet the grieving families of farmers who lost their lives in the police firing. "He can't give the right rates for their agricultural produce, can't give them bonus, can't give compensation".

However, Superintendent of Police of Neemuch Manoj Kumar Singh said the Congress leader will not be allowed to enter the violence-hit district where the situation remains tense.

Police have barricaded the routes from Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh, an officer said.

It has been established in probe, Bhupendra Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

"I appeal to my farmer brothers to be calm. I have conceded this earlier, various channels have also ran it".

While two companies of RAF have been posted in the district's Garoth area, another two have been deployed along the Mwoh-Neemuch Highway to prevent any untoward incidents, they said. The police believe the mob took between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 10 lakh from the booth. At this, Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath protested, saying they wanted to go there to restore peace but were being stopped. He also dismissed the Congress' demand that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan step down from his post in view of the deaths of five protesting farmers in police firing. Five farmers were killed in police firing on Tuesday as the agitation turned violent.

In Dhar district, protesters set a truck on fire near Phulgawdi village, about 40km from the district headquarter, on Indore-Ahmedabad road.

  • Leroy Wright