Farmers’ agitation in MP: Widespread violence, incidents of arson reported from Mandsaur, Dewas districts
On the seventh day of farmers’ agitation on Wednesday, widespread violence, including several incidents of arson, were reported from western Madhya Pradesh, especially Mandsaur and Dewas districts.
The Centre rushed 1,100 anti-riots police personnel to Mandsaur district where five persons were killed on Tuesday allegedly in police firing.
Though the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for the families of five farmers, it didn’t seem to have mollified the protesters who are demanding better prices for their produce and a complete farm loan waiver.
The BJP government also announced a loan-settlement scheme which it said will cover around six lakh farmers with accumulated dues of Rs 6,000 crore.