Road blockade by Congress workers in Indore turns violent

November 29th, 2007 - 9:41 pm ICT by admin  

Indore, Nov 29 (ANI): A road blockade was staged here today by members of the Congress party against the ruling BJP government in Madhya Pradesh that turned violent.
The Congress activists were protesting against “anti-people and anti-farmer policies” of the Madhya Pradesh Government.
About 500 farmers participated in the protest. They were shouting anti-government slogans and also damaged public buses.
Police had to resort to baton charge to disperse the rampaging mob.
One of the protestors and former MLA, Satya Narayan Patel, said: “We are going to stage more protests. In several places we’ve already protested in a non-violent manner. But the Government is very feeble and busy passing the buck.”
Justifying the police action against the protestors, Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) G.S. Dondia, said: “No, they (protestors) won’t be allowed to block the national highway; not even for a second. Whatever steps are needed to be taken against protestors under the law, will be taken.”
The rampaging protestors also pelted stones on the policemen. (ANI)

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