The Congress president, who returned from the US on Monday night, met the family members of farmers those killed in the police firing on June 6, 2017.
During the rally at Khokhra (Pipliya Mandi) in Mandsaur district, Gandhi also shared the dais with family members of three of the six farmers killed during the Mandsaur protest last year.
#03:05 PM: People of the country first priority: My first priority is the people of this country, second priority is my Congress karyakartas and third priority is the Congress leaders: Congress President
03:00 PM: Farmers is our priority: The food we eat is all due to the efforts of our farmers and their families, not rich businessmen. Which is why farmers are our priority. Every district of MP will have a food processing unit where farmers will be able to sell their produce directly: Congress President
#02:45 PM: Rahul promises farm loan waiver: PM Modi waived off loan worth ₹1.5lakh crore of just 15 businessmen, but I requested him to waive off farm loans, his answer was SILENCE. When I asked the same to Amarinder Singh (Punjab CM) and Siddaramaiah (former Karnataka CM), in just 10 days Karnataka and Punjab govts waived off farm loans: Congress President
#02:40 PM: PM Modi cheated farmers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cheated farmers. He promised better rates for their produce. The truth is PM Modi and BJP are not concerned about farmers. Helping their rich businessmen friends is their only priority: Congress President
#02:35 PM: A year ago, MP Govt shot and killed farmers. Today, all over India, farmers are demanding for their rights: Congress President
#02:30 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the Kisan Samriddhi Sankalp Rally in Mandsaur.
#02:15 PM: One year of Mandsaur killings: Congress releases a video clip of the incident and how things unfolded in Mandsaur.
#Mandsaur में भाजपा सरकार के इशारे पर किसानों की बर्बर हत्या और दमन को एक साल हो गया। किसानों और उनके परिवारों को न्याय देना तो दूर, उन लोगों के खिलाफ कोई प्राथमिकी तक दर्ज नहीं हुई, जिन्होंने अपना वाजिब हक मांग रहे किसानों का सीना गोलियों से छलनी कर दिया। #JusticeForFarmers pic.twitter.com/IH8ksMqpoF— Congress (@INCIndia) June 6, 2018
#02:10 PM: June 6 a black day for farmers: Congress has claimed that after one year of the killings, even FIRs have not registered against the culprits. The party said that the firing was ordered at the behest of Shivraj Singh-led BJP government.
#02:05 PM: The kins of farmers killed breaks down: Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets the families of the farmers martyred in the police firing in Mandsaur last year.
#02:00 PM: Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia also present: Top Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders, including PCC chief Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with other state leaders are also attending the mega rally.
#01:55 PM: Mandsaur killings: On June 6, 2017, Six people—Kanhaiya Lal Patidar, Satyanarayan Dhangar, Abhishek Patidar, Bablu, Ghanshyam Dhakad and Chintaman Patidar—were killed in the police firing at Pipliya Mandi during an agitation.
# 01:50 PM: Rahul pays floral tributes to farmers killed in Mandsaur last year: Congress President pays his respects to the 6 farmers martyred in the police firing in Mandsaur last year.
#01:30 PM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation Live Updates on Rahul Gandhi's Kisan rally in Mandsaur. The Congress chief will meet agitating farmers and the family members of those killed in police firing during last year's protest. Stick with us for all the updates of the story.
Madhya Pradesh is slated to go to polls later this year and the Congress is making all-out efforts to make the rally big ahead of the Assembly elections. The Congress, which has been in the political wilderness for the past 15 years, is seeking to wrest power from the BJP in the state.