The stage at a massive gathering for a farmers’ “Mahapanchayat” or meeting in Haryana’s Jind collapsed this afternoon. Rakesh Tikait, leader of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) and other farmer leaders, who were standing on the stage, were taken down when the stage went crashing down.
#WATCH | The stage on which Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) leader Rakesh Tikait & other farmer leaders were standing, collapses in Jind, Haryana.
A ‘Mahapanchayat’ is underway in Jind. pic.twitter.com/rBwbfo0Mm1
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A video of the stage collapse showed Mr Tikait and others being taken down as the stage crashed just as he was about to address the gathering.