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Cong workers block roads in Gujarat demanding farm loan waiver

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

workers today blocked roads across the state demanding a complete loan waiver for farmers.

They also protested against the alleged police firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh.

workers blocked roads in various parts of the state, including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Morbi, Porbanadr, Arvalli, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Anand, Kheda, Surat and Tapi, said state spokesperson Manish Doshi.

According to state police control room, hundreds of Congress workers were detained across the state. However, traffic movement was not hit by the protest anywhere in the state.

While the Congress claimed the call of blocking roads remained successful, ruling asserted it was a total failure.

"Thousands of our workers and leaders today took part in the protest to express solidarity with farmers who are agitating in Madhya Pradesh, and many other parts of the state. We gave this call to condemn the police firing on farmers in MP and to demand a loan waiver for farmers," said Doshi.

Meanwhile, the ruling slammed Congress for giving such a call and claimed that it was a total failure.

"We thank people of for rejecting Congress' call of blocking roads. It was nothing but a programme of blocking development and spreading hatred among people. Congress leaders remember farmers only during polls," said Gujarat spokesperson Bharat Pandya.

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

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 18:28 IST