- SP and Collector of Mandsaur removed
- Bus services disrupted in Mandsaur, as farmers’ agitation continues
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi leaves to meet killed farmers’ kin
- Five farmers were killed on Tuesday, as protests turned violent in Mandsaur
Mandsaur SP and Collector Removed
Following the farmers’ agitation, the state government removed the Superintendent of Police OP Tripathi and Collector of the Mandsaur district on Thursday morning.
Bus Services Disrupted
Bus services in Mandsaur have been hit by the violence in the area, as farmers’ agitation continues. Earlier on Wednesday, train services were diverted through the district, after rail traffic through the Mandsaur station came to a halt.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Leaves for Mandsaur
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi left to meet the kin of the farmers who were killed in the protests that have been wreaking havoc in MP’s Mandsaur.
Gandhi was earlier denied permission by the local authorities to attend the funeral of a farmer who had died during the protest, Congress party Deputy General Secretary Mohan Prakash alleged on Wednesday.
Rahul Gandhi will reach Mandsaur. He will attend the funeral of the deceased farmer, no matter how much your administration tries to yield power and stop him.
Five Farmers Killed During Protests on Tuesday, CM Announces New Fund
Five farmers were killed and several others injured on Tuesday in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district after police allegedly opened fire on peasants, who were on a protest demanding loan waiver and higher Minimum Support Prices (MSPs).
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered a judicial probe after holding a meeting with senior civil and police officers. He also announced Rs 1 crore compensation for the kin of the victims and has promised government jobs to one member from each aggrieved family.
He also took to Twitter later on to announce the starting of Price Stabilisation Fund, worth Rs 1,000 crore. The fund will help farmers in recovering the actual cost of their produce in case they suffer losses.
My governments stands with the farmers at the time of their sorrow.
Meanwhile, violence intensified in the state as vehicles were set on fire, on Wednesday in Dewas, about 200-km away from Mandsaur, in protest of the killing of farmers. A curfew has also been imposed in Piplia Mandi, about 15-km away from violence-stricken Mandsaur.
In attempt to curb the violence, the Centre has sent 1,100 anti-riots police personnel to Mandsaur. According to ANI, Centre has sent five additional battalions of paramilitary forces while five battalions were already deployed.
It has also sought a detailed report over Tuesday’s violence and steps taken by the state government to bring back normalcy in the violence-hit area.
An AAP delegation consisting of party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Somnath Bharti, Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh will visit Mandsaur on Friday. The leaders will interact with the farmers there.