Lucknow's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Deepak Kumar has said, investigation shows that the potatoes were not thrown by farmers, but by people with political motives.
The police have claimed that the arrested persons had contested elections for Samajwadi Party in Nagar Panchayat polls and dismissed the role of Kisan Unions in it.
With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.
Notably, after coming to power in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government had decided to fix a minimum support price for potato at Rs 487 per quintal in a bid to encourage the potato growers. (ANI)