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Congress condemns BJP leader Yashwant Sinha's detention

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday condenmed the detention of former Union Minister and senior leader Yashwant Sinha by police in BJP-led while terming the state government's loan waiver "a cruel joke" on the lakhs of farmers there.

"Even as 35 farmers commit suicide daily in the country, the BJP-ruled has played a cruel joke on the lakhs of farmers of the state.

"The fascist shades of the have come to the fore yesterday (Monday) in Maharashtra, where senior leader Yashwant Sinha was detained by the Police in Akola, along with 250 farmers," said former Chief Minister and leader Prithviraj Chavan.

"Their only crime was that they were protesting against the insensitive policies of the government, which have severely affected the cotton farmers of Vidarbha," he added.

"We strongly condemn such actions by the state government, who in its hunger of power, is playing with the rights of the farmers."

Sinhav has said his protest was purely for the rights of farmers and there was no political meaning to it.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 21:48 IST
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