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Haryana cops use water cannon on protesting farmers

They allegedly tried to go past barricades when local MLA Gopal Kanda arrived to cast his vote for the municipal council chairman’s post
The farmers, protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws, gathered near the spot where the police had put up barricades and raised slogans against Kanda, the president of the Haryana Lokhit Party.

PTI   |   Sirsa (Haryana)   |   Published 08.04.21, 01:13 AM

Police used a water cannon on Wednesday to disperse a group of farmers, who allegedly tried to go past barricades when local MLA Gopal Kanda arrived to cast his vote for the municipal council chairman’s post here. 

The farmers, protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws, gathered near the spot where the police had put up barricades and raised slogans against Kanda, the president of the Haryana Lokhit Party. 

Kanda had voted against a no-confidence motion brought against the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state Assembly by the main Opposition Congress last month. 

Protesting farmers had blocked BJP MP Nayab Singh Saini’s car in Kurukshetra district’s Shahabad on Tuesday as he was about to leave a party worker’s home, the police had said.

Four people were arrested on Wednesday. 

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