Ahmedabad: The police on Saturday detained Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann and several party workers ahead of a farmers’ meeting at Doliya in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.”We have detained Mann and other AAP leaders with around 60 workers as they were going to hold a public meeting without permission,” Superintendent of Police Dipankar Trivedi said.
Those detained also included AAP MLA from Delhi Gulabsingh Yadav and Gujarat AAP leader Kanu Kalsaria.The spokesperson of AAP’s Gujarat unit Harshil Nayak said that Mann and others were detained four km from the venue.Mann, MP from Sangrur in Punjab, earlier told reporters that they were informed after midnight that they were denied the permission to hold the rally. He termed the Gujarat model as ‘model of Hitler’.
“Farmers’ situation is pitiable everywhere in the country, whether in Vidarbha, Punjab or Saurashtra. They are committing suicide every day. I have come here to see how the farmers of Mahuva are suffering as they do not have irrigation and electricity,” Mann said.