Mandsaur ( MP )
The farmers’ agitation has intensified in other parts of the country with around 4,000 villagers taking to the streets in Maharashtra’s Solapur where a farmer hanged himself. The farmers’ union of the Congress is also staging a protest at the Cantonment Railway Station in Bengaluru.
On the other hand Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch, when he was on the way to violence-hit Mandsaur where he was to meet families of five people who died in police firing during farmers’ protests on Tuesday.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan told his video message on Twitter “My government is for the farmers and the people of MP…I will keep working for them till my death…we have taken many steps for the benefit of farmers….some anti-social elements want to disrupt peace in the state and we will fight them…let’s work for MP together”
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Thursday said that “Death of the 5 farmers was due to Police firing. It has been established in probe,” .
Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday said that “62 persons detained in connection with farmers’ protest in Mandsaur,” . An FIR was also lodged. Some people were detained in connection with the heckling of Mandsaur Collector.