The DMK chief M Stalin on Saturday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami for their anti-farmers policy. The DMK chief was staging a rally in protest against the Centre’s farm laws in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The DMK leader said that Kerala and Punjab have already approached courts against these three farm laws. He extended full support to the farmer’s cause and said that they have been agitating since long both in Tamil Nadu and in Delhi but to no avail.
The rally acquires significance because Tamil Nadu is going for Assembly poll in summer next.
On the other hand the Patna Police on Saturday lodged cases against he leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Madan Mohan Jha and 18 Grand Alliance leaders and over 100 unknown persons after they stage sit in in front of Gate No-4 of Gandhi Maidan to show solidarity towards the agitating farmers in Delhi.
The police action followed after the Grand alliance leaders and workers defied the administration’s order not to stage any sit in as the Patna High Court has some years back banned gathering in in the vicinity of Gandhi Maidan
Earlier, in the morning the police did not allow any sit in in front of Gandhi statue inside Gandhi Maidan.
However, RJD leader Brishen Patel accused the police of highhandedness and said that they were gathering in front of Gandhi statue to take Sankalp (pledge and not to stage any sit in.
The Grand Alliance than staged demonstration outside Gandhi Maidan.