“The probe report has not come out even after one year of the Mandsaur firing…Today I tried to share the pain of the victims’ families by spending some time with them,” Gandhi posted on Twitter.
Demanding better prices for their products, farmers in 2017 held state-wide protests that were marred by violence, with Mandsaur emerging as the epicentre of the stir.
In Wednesday’s rally, Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to the poor, and misleading the youth, who were promised "two crore" jobs.
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Gandhi promised to devote “all our energies” to save farmers and create employment for the youth.
“The truth is PM Modi and (his party) BJP are not concerned about farmers. Helping their rich businessmen friends is their only priority.”
The Congress leader also held a meeting with the party’s state leadership, news agency PTI reported.
The Congress looks to cash in on perceived discontent among farmers to dislodge the BJP, which has been ruling Madhya Pradesh since 2003.