The farmers’ agitation in Mandsaur district further intensified with protestors setting at least eight to ten vehicles on fire today.
Demanding the presence of Chouhan, the protesting farmers, earlier in the day got into a scuffle with the Collector and Superintendent of Police of Mandsaur district over them delaying their visit to the area.
Farmers hit the streets protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met.
This unfortunately took an ugly turn yesterday when five farmers were killed and eight others were injured in two separate incidents of firing in Mandsaur.
The protestors alleged that police fired at them. A judicial probe has been ordered in the matter.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur today to meet the grieving families of farmers who lost their lives in the police firing. The Centre has hit back at Gandhi for publicizing the entire matter through his visit, and branded it as a publicity stunt.