Deceased farmer's family level serious allegation, say they were asked not to meet Rahul Gandhi
Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur, the parents of Abhishek Patidar, who was one of the six farmers killed in police firing last year, have reportedly said that the administration asked them not to meet the Congress President.
Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet family members of the farmers killed in police firing during an agitation in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, on the first anniversary of the incident today.
"SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) called our other son and asked who among us will meet Rahul Gandhi, when my son told him that my parents are going, SDM said ask them to not meet Rahul Gandhi," news agency ANI quoted Abhishek Patidar's parent's as saying.
Six people -- Kanhaiya Lal Patidar, Satyanarayan Dhangar, Abhishek Patidar, Bablu, Ghanshyam Dhakad and Chintaman Patidar -- were killed in the police firing at Pipliya Mandi during the agitation on June 6 last year.
Family members of Abhishek Patidar had earlier told PTI that former Mandsaur MP and Congress leader Meenakshi Natrajan requested them to attend the meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
Gandhi would address the "kisan rally" at Khokhra (Pipliya Mandi) in the district today. Family members of three out of the six people killed in police firing would share dais with the Congress president.