MP farmers protest intensifies as 810 vehicles set on fire
With as many as five persons being killed and over a dozen injured , Farmers's agitation further intensified in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur, let me tell you about 8-10 vehicles were set on fire Curfew has been clamped in Mandsaur and Pipliamandi and internet connectivity has been severed. The death toll, it is feared, may rise. The farmers were demanding that the government grant them a loan waiver and set a minimum support price for their farm produce. Though the state government insisted the police and CRPF had not fired at the farmers, survivors of the shooting, and even the BJP state chief, contradicted the government. "I heard gunshots and saw policemen firing at a section of protesters nearest to them," Murli Sharma, one of the injured said, adding that policemen thrashed him with lathis even as he lay bleeding. Accusing the Congress of instigating the violence, the CM chauhan said: "The deaths in Mandsaur are unfortunate. The demands of farmers have been met. I request them not to be misled by provocation." Congress rejected the charge and called a statewide bandh . This government is at war with the farmers of our country," said AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi.