Activists of the Kisan Khet Mazdoor cell of the Congress staged a dharna in front of the office of the PPCC against PM Narendra Modi who was in the city to participate in the International Yoga Day celebrations.
Inderjit Singh Zira, chairman of the cell announced that they wanted to hand over a bag containing blood collected from the families of suicide victims from across the state.
But the police cordoned the office and arrested the agitators before they could proceed towards the venue of the celebrations
By donating blood, they wanted to highlight the plight of the farmers. While farmers are dying, the PM is busy practicing yoga, he added.
“Why have you stopped the facilities that were provided by Dr Manmohan Singh in terms of farm loan waiver, where four per cent of the interest was contributed by the farmer and the rest was taken care of by the government?”
He also attacked the Centre policies on writing-off the huge loans of big industrialists while ignoring the farmers.