Farmer ‘manhandled’ at Amit Shah’s programme in Karnataka

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday met a group of sugarcane farmers in Humnabad in Karnataka ahead of the crucial assembly polls. However, his programme was marred by repeated disruptions and alleged manhandling of a farmer, who wanted to share his grievances with the BJP chief.

Amit Shah

Around 14 minutes into the interaction, a farmer was prevented from asking his question with organisers forcibly snatching the mic away from him. Realising its potential consequences on the party’s campaign in the state, Shah then insisted that the farmer in question meet him on the stage. He was later seen trying to pacify the aggrieved farmer on the stage promising to meet him later.

However, the Congress was quick to pounce on the issue while launching an attack on the saffron party. The official Twitter handle of Karnataka Congress tweeted, “In a meeting with Amit Shah, a farmer from Karnataka was manhandled when he asked questions about the anti-Farmer policies of Modi Govt. Shah could not answer most of the issues raised by Farmers. People have realised that PM Modi can only deliver JUMLAS & not DEVELOPMENT.”

When Shah finally began to address the farmers, he faced repeated disruptions from the audience. This visibly left Shah irritated as he kept asking the audience to not disrupt. “Aise sanvad nahi chalega (This is not how our dailogue should be run),” said Shah as he decided to cut short his speech.

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