In a bizarre incident, four people in Uttar Pradesh have been arrested for putting up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi office for sale on an online platform. Notably, PM Modi has been elected to the Lok Sabha from the Varanasi constituency. He is representing the constituency since 2014.
The police said the accused had taken the picture of the public relations office of the prime minister and put it on sale on the OLX website.
Varanasi’s senior superintendent of police Amit Pathak said, “Yesterday, it came to our notice that the prime minister’s office here has been put up on sale on OLX website. An FIR was immediately lodged at the Bhelupur police station, and the matter is being investigated.” Notably, PM Modi’s office is located in the Jawahar Nagar locality of Varanasi.
Pathak revealed that four people have been arrested in connection with the case and the person who had taken pictures of the prime minister’s office and put it on the website is one of them. The accused are being questioned for further information, he added.
OLX पर शरारती तत्वों द्वारा पीएम के संसदीय कार्यालय को बेचने हेतु दिये गये विज्ञापन के सम्बन्ध में #SSP_VNS @amitpathak09 की बाईट @Uppolice @dgpup @adgzonevaranasi @IgRangeVaranasi @AmarUjalaNews @Live_Hindustan @TOIIndiaNews @htTweets pic.twitter.com/oXLwh34oyM
— Varanasi Police (@varanasipolice) December 18, 2020
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The accused had put up an advertisement for selling the prime minister’s office for Rs 7.5 crore.
After the information about the advertisement came to the fore, the Uttar Pradesh police acted swiftly and removed the advertisement. They also tracked the accused behind the mischief.
PM Modi justifies farm bills
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again tried to justify the new farm laws brought by his government. The move comes at a time when thousands of farmers have hit the streets against the farm laws and the Centre’s negotiation attempts failed to end the stalemate.
PM Modi said that the farm laws were not something that was brought overnight by the government. He said that the reforms introduced through the farm laws were long overdue as other governments failed to implement them. PM Modi said this while virtually addressing the farmers of Madhya Pradesh.
He also assured that the existing system of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) and the minimum support price (MSP) will continue. Notably, APMC and MSP are the two primary concerns of the protesting farmers.
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