Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, is one of the most powerful leaders in India. After Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) won the Uttar Pradesh assembly election with absolute majority, Mr. Yogi Adityanath was made the chief minister.
Since the day Mr. Adityanath has taken charge of the CM office of Uttar Pradesh, media and opposition have been very busy. Right from his early days, Yogi Adityanath has been known for taking big decisions and some of them spark controversies, too.
According yo a report published on HindustanTimes.com (HT), 5 policemen–4 constables and a sub-inspector, were suspended after a group of farmers dumped heaps of rotten potatoes outside Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on Saturday.
The VIP and high-security zone in front of the state assembly building was strewn with potatoes in the morning.
Reportedly, the farmers were unhappy with the Yogi government after they fixed just Rs 487 as the minimum support price for a quintal of potato, as opposed to their demand of Rs 1,000.
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Police has said that a group of unidentified farmers dumped kilos of rotten potatoes outside the Chief Minister residence.
“Hazratganj night inspector Rahul Sonkar saw a mini-truck dumping potatoes at the site. He noted down the registration number of the truck, and it has now been tracked down. We haven’t found the involvement of any political outfit so far,” said senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
After this news reached the media, Samajwadi Party’s national secretary Mr. Rajendra Chaudhary said potato farmers in the state “are not even getting Rs 2 a kg and are forced to dump the produce on roads”.