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Farmers' agitation: Congress party through conspiracy is trying to fuel violence, says MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that his government stood with farmers.

Farmers' agitation: Congress party through conspiracy is trying to fuel violence, says MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Pic courtesy: ANI

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that his government was sensitive and stood with farmers.

He added, "But Congress party, through conspiracy tried to fuel violence."

"Many Congress leaders did so," he further said, as per ANI.

Yesterday, also Chouhan had assured that the government would purchase onions at Rs 8/kg and moong dal at an agreed price and to set up a Rs 1,000 crore stabilization fund.

Meanwhile, agitating farmers, on strike for the sixth consecutive day, today resorted to violence, pelting stones at police, with two killed in police firing in Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh.

"Around 2 pm in order to control the agitated farmers the police had to open fire in which two farmers died and several others were injured," Ujjain Division Commissioner OM Jha, told IANS.

According to locals, the farmers resorted to stone pelting at police due to which police had to open fire.

However, State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told reporters that the firing was not initiated by the police but by "anti social" elements who had entered the mob.

Farmers also surrounded Piplya Mandi Police Station after which heavy police reinforcement was sent to control the situation.

Though the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh called off its strike, the other organisations have continued with the stir. 

(With Agency inputs)