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2 arrested for throwing potatoes outside UP Assembly

ANI  |  Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh] 

The police have arrested two persons for throwing potatoes outside

Lucknow's of Police (SSP) has said, investigation shows that the potatoes were not thrown by farmers, but by people with political motives.

The police have claimed that the arrested persons had contested elections for in Nagar polls and dismissed the role of Kisan Unions in it.

After their plea to get a fair price for potatoes went unheard by the government, the farmers had last week dumped their produce outside the building in protest.

With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.

Notably, after coming to power in the state, the had decided to fix a minimum support price for potato at Rs 487 per quintal in a bid to encourage the potato growers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 13:35 IST