Five farmers killed in Madhya Pradesh protest, Kamal Nath blames Shivraj governmentNew Delhi
Bhopal : Senior Congress leader and MP from Chhindwara Kamal Nath on Tuesday blamed Madhya Pradesh government for the killing of five farmers in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.
Farmers' agitation would spell the start of the end of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in the state, Nath said.
"The sacrifice of farmers will not go a waste. Our party fully supports their demands," said the nine-time MP from Chhindwara in the state.
"The state government is killing farmers who are fighting for their rights," he added.
Nath said: "The farmers' agitation has started the process of dislodging of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in the state."
Five farmers were killed and several others injured on Tuesday in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh as police opened fire on peasants, who indulged in violence and stone-pelting on police.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered a judicial probe into the incident after holding a meeting with senior civil and police officers. Mandsaur city and Piplya Mandi area were put under curfew after the violence.