Rahul Gandhi in Mandsaur; Cong kickstarts campaign in Madhya Pradesh

site of the rally is close to Mandsaur itself

To commemorate the killing of six farmers in Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Piplya Mandi town on Wednesday.

The site of the rally is close to Mandsaur itself.

The farmers had been killed in police firing last June.

This is also indicative of distress as one of the party’s main poll planks in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election.

Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls along with two other BJP-ruled states – Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – in the latter half of the year.

The Piplya Mandi rally is being seen as kickstart of the election campaign in the state.

The incumbent government of the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it need be mentioned, has been on the back-foot over the deaths of the farmers in Mandsaur on June 6 last year.

The Congress hopes to ride farmer discontent and dislodge the BJP in a state that the latter has ruled since 2003.

As this is newly inducted state Congress president Kamal Nath’s first major event, the party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its success.

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