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Over 800 Youth Congress Volunteers participated in the protest

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Madhya Pradesh farmers' agitation: Karnataka Youth Congress Committee (KYCC) members lead protest in Bangalore and across the state to 'wake up' Modi, Chouhan governments

Newly elected Karnataka Youth Congress Committee (KYCC) president Basanagouda Badarli leads agitation across the state in support of the farmers' protest in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists, under the leadership of Bangalore District General Secretary, Mohammed Haris Nalapad, staged a "Rail Roko" protest at Bangalore’s City railway station.

Bangalore, 12, June 2017: Indian Youth congress (IYC) activists staged a "Rail Roko" protest at Bangalore City Railway station (Majestic) today in support of the farmers' protest in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh.  Over 800 youth congress members collectively made an effort to stop trains at Majestic railway station where they were arrested by the police.

State youth congress leaders - Basanagouda Badarli, Amruth Gowda,

Shiva Kumar and Mohammed Haris Nalapad were leading the protest at Bangalore City railway station. They also protested the detention of party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Neemuch district on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. Rahul Gandhi was on his way to Mandsaur to meet the families of the farmers.

Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh has been facing a tense situation with farmers protesting since june 1st over their demands for fare prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met. Five farmers were killed and eight others were injured in police firing.

Speaking on the occasion, KYCC president, Basanagouda Badarli said, “Prime Minister Modi’s promise of Acche Din has today resulted in gunning down farmers in Madhya Pradesh. His promise of good daysseems to be only for him and his ministers and not for the general public. Abki Baar Modi Sarkar has turned to Abki Baar Golibar Sarkar. The BJP government led by CM Shivaraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh have ruined farmers and are now trying to suppress their voices.”

Bangalore District congress General Secretary, Mohammed Haris Nalapad said        “The then BJP government in Karnataka led by B. S. Yeddyurappa had sworn in the name of farmers but later gunned down farmers in Haveri. Modi’s Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh believes yoga is a solution to all problems. When the media questioned him on the killings, he says Yoga Kijiye. This is what the BJP administration’s gift for bringing them in power at Delhi. We pledge to fight against the BJP across our state and will never let them come to power and ruin our farmers”

The leaders leading the protest in Bangalore were arrested and taken into police custody by the Karnataka Police and were later released. The Youth Congress is protesting nationally for this cause. There has been a widespread support towards this moment across various parts of Karnataka.