MANDSAUR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was detained on Thursday at the Neemuch border while he was travelling to Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, to meet the families of farmers killed in police firing during their protest.
The Congress vice-president began his journey by flying to Rajasthan’s Udaipur and then driving towards Mandsaur. However, his vehicle was stopped near the border after which the leader reportedly jumped on a motorcycle and was stopped again after three kilometres.
After this, Gandhi started walking around the check post of Special Protection Group. He tried to break through the police barriers but was stopped.
After the incident, Gandhi tweeted that “Raj and MP governments are doing their best to prevent me from entering MP and meeting the families of the farmers killed in Mandsaur.”
In another tweet, he remarked “What law of the land says that it is illegal to stand in solidarity with farmers who were killed simply for demanding what is their right?”