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Scindia slams Radha Mohan for attending yoga event during

Press Trust of India  |  Churhat (MP) 

chief whip in today criticised Union minister Radha saying he enjoyed a yoga session with Ramdev at a public event, at a time when farmers in 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.

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 June 6, the Union minister was seen doing yoga with Ramdev at Motihari in - for which he drew flak.

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

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

Alleging that the MP 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 in MP were numbered as people were ready to "teach a lesson" to it in the assembly elections next year.

general secretary and MP party affairs in-charge Mohan Prakash, state chief Arun Yadav were also present at the rally.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:13 IST