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Rahul Gandhi to address farmers’ rally in Mandsaur

IANS | New Delhi |

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address a a farmers’ rally in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on Wedesday (June 6) — the day seven farmers had died in police firing last year.

According to a party statement, Gandhi will address the Kisan Samriddhi Sankalp Rally at Khokhra (Piplia Mandi) in Mandsaur at 1 p.m.

Gandhi threw his weight behind the farmers’ protest in several states between June 1 and June 10, to observe the anniversary of Mandsaur firing.

“Every day, about 35 farmers commit suicide in our country. To attract government’s attention towards the agrarian crisis, farmers are forced to protest for 10 days.

“To stand with them in the fight for the rights of our ‘Annadata’ (food provider), I will address a farmer’s rally in Mandsaur on June 6,” Gandhi had tweeted last Saturday.