Congress demands judicial inquiry into Police firing

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Gulbarga, Jun 10 (UNI) Strongly condemning the police firing on the agitating farmers for fertiliser, in which one person was killed in Haveri, former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh today urged the state government to order a Judicial inquiry into the incident.

Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Singh alleged that the police firing on innocent farmers who had been agitating for genuine reason has exposed the BJP's false concern for farming community.

Demanding a judicial inquiry into the police firing, Mr Singh felt that situation did not warrant to open firing on the farmers who were demanding proper distribution of fertiliser. The new government was faultered within eight days of coming to power.

KPCC President and Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly Mallikarjuna Kharge, strongly condemning police firing, threatened that Congress will join Farmers in their agitation if the State government fails to take immediate steps to ensure adequate supply of fertiliser and seeds needed to the farmers.

" The state government has totally failed in attending to the farmers serious problem of shortage of Fertiliser and Seeds since they had started cultivation following widespread rainfall," he added.

Meanwhile JD(S) State President Merajudding Patel also condemned the Police firing on farmers and said that BJP government showing indifferent attitude towards the needs of the farmers.

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