Gujarat farmers' leaders detained when Modi "inaugurated" multiple schemes

A cop in Chetan Ghadiya's office
Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Gujarat for the whole day to inaugurate multiple schemes across the state with an eye on the 2019 general elections, several senior farmer leaders were detained for the whole day, allegedly in order to "ensure" that they do not create any disturbance in the PM’s programme. 
Thus, while Bhagubhai Patel, head of the Valsad district Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) was picked up from his residence, and South Gujarat GKS leader Jayesh Patel was detained in his own house, Rajkot district GKS chief Chetan Gadhiya was detained for the whole day in his office.
“Each of them were released after the PM’s programmes ended in South Gujarat and Saurashtra. Worse, when Jayesh Patel, on his release, started his journey to Ahmedabad, the cops followed in all through”, said a statement issued by GKS general secretary Sagar Rabari, qualifying the detention without given any reasons on paper a “clear violation of human rights.” 
He added, “The detentions also suggest that the BJP rulers want to move ahead with its dream to establish an autocratic rule in the state.”


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