MP farmers' protest: Jyotiraditya Scindia slams Radha Mohan for attending yoga event during agitation

Churhat: Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday criticised Union minister Radha Mohan Singh saying he enjoyed a yoga session with Ramdev at a public event, at a time when farmers in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country were in distress.

"Union agriculture minister (Radha Mohan Singh) was delighted doing yoga with yoga guru Ramdev at a time when the farmers are in distress, particularly in Madhya Pradesh," Scindia said.

File image of Jyotiraditya Scindia. AFP

File image of Jyotiraditya Scindia. AFP

He was speaking at a farmers' rally organised by his party at Churhat constituency in Sidhi district.

Two days after five farmers were killed in police firing in Mandsaur during the farmers' unrest at MP's Mandsaur district on 6 June, the Union minister was seen doing yoga with Ramdev at Motihari in Bihar - for which he drew flak.

Scindia, who is the MP from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, slammed the BJP government in the state over the death of five farmers in police firing at Mandsaur on 6 June, and sought to know from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan why the farmers were killed.

"Does raising demands amount to an offence or a crime?" he said.

Alleging that the MP government has failed on all counts, Scindia said that there was a dearth of doctors and medicines in government-run hospitals.

Recalling former union minister late Arjun Singh, who once represented Churhat constituency, Scindia said he was a visionary leader and worked for the welfare of the down-trodden.

Leader of the Opposition in MP Assembly, Ajay Singh, who represents Churhat assembly seat, said the days of BJP government in MP were numbered as people were ready to "teach a lesson" to it in the assembly elections next year. Congress general secretary and MP party affairs in-charge Mohan Prakash, state Congress chief Arun Yadav were also present at the rally.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 22:32 PM

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