Farmers' sympathy for leaders grows
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India, April 9 -- As the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was blocking roads all across India on March 26 and celebrating Bharat Bandh, the situation in Ahmedabad got out of hand. The Bharatiya Kisan Union's (BKU) Yudhvir Singh was arrested in the middle of a press conference. The arresting officer, with the IPS stars on his shoulder lapel, told the media that the "arrest is being made because no permission was taken". Since when is the Government's permission required to host a press conference? Keep in mind that there was no protest or demonstration at the site, and the press meeting was being attended by only a few people. Still, did the event undermine Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
By arresting Yudhvir, a seasoned leader having a long-term rela...
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