Prime Minister Narendra Modi called an emergency meeting on Wednesday as the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh scrambled to contain the snowballing farmer protests in Mandsaur. Five farmers were killed in police firing on Tuesday and angry locals demand chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visit the spot. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the area on Thursday.
Protests are spreading to neighbouring Dewas district. Farmers pelt stones at police station and torch vehicles parked inside the premises.
In Neemuch district, farm protests force police to fire tear-gas shells as locals try to set police station ablaze.
In capital Bhopal, farmers protest, burn effigy of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and damage vehicles.
Now A Shocking Video Been posted by BJP Madhya Pradesh state Spokesperson showing Congress secretary Jeetu Patwari Inciting Violence and Abusing Farmers so that they get provoked
— Rajneesh Agrawal (@rajneesh4n) June 7, 2017
— MediaCrooks (@mediacrooks) June 7, 2017
Congress leader DP Dhakkad, Rajesh, Bhagwati are behind #Mandsaur Violence. They're absconding. Police announced reward of Rs 10000 for info
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 7, 2017