In Madhya Pradesh, three farmers were killed and two injured in Pipaliamandi area as farmers’ agitation turned violent in Mandsour district today.
The agitating farmers set ablaze several vehicles. Police had to use force and lobbed tear gas shells to control the mob. State home minister Bhupendra Singh and district collector Swatantra Kumar Singh said that deaths and injuries happened in miscreants’ firing.
A judicial inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Curfew has been imposed in Pipaliamandi and Mandsour town. In adjoining Neemuch district, the situation is no better and heavy police deployment has been made. Internet services have been stalled in Mandsour and Neemuch district.
As per information received, a faction of farmers has called off the strike while other group is continuing the agitation. Farmers in several parts of the state are on strike from first of this month. Their demands include right prices for their produces.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a series of measures for farmers on Sunday. He said that the government will buy onion on eight rupees per kilogram and Tuar and Moong on support price.