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Rural revolt

Print edition : July 07, 2017

Police and paramilitary personnel in action after farmers throw vegetables on the road during a protest at Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh on June 8. Photo: PTI

Farmers clash with the police at Phanda near Bhopal on June 9. Photo: PTI

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Kisan Mahasammelan held at Sehore in February 2016. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

A container truck transporting cars set on fire by agitating farmers at Mandsaur on June 8. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Farmers in the BJP-ruled States of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, distressed by demonetisation and government inaction, rise in revolt and spoil the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious third anniversary celebrations.
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