As protests spread to other MP areas, Shivraj Singh Chouhan offers farm sops
A day after five farmers were killed in a police shootout, tensions broke out in Mandsaur and neighboring Neemuch district, while protesters defied the curfew and surrendered Wednesday for arson and violence. Violence has also spread to other districts in the state, vehicles and protesters blocking road and rail traffic in Dewas, Ujjain, Sehore and Barwani burning. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who Wednesday held a meeting of his Krishi cabinet, announced a new sops to farmers, including loan settlement system manufacturers. The government also announced that it would create a commission to establish a formula to ensure fair prices for crops to deduct farm costs.
Chouhan ordered an immediate stabilization of fund prices of Rs 1 billion rupees. He also announced that the tur, urad and moong farmers would be bought from June 10 to June 30 of Meanwhile, almost two dozen vehicles were burned in the last 24 hours in the stretch between Mandsaur and Pipalia Mandi. The five farmers were killed in two separate shooting incidents near the police station Pipalia Tuesday Mandi were in this region, which has become the epicenter of the protests.
While six deaths were recorded earlier, district officials said Wednesday that the death was unrelated to the protests. Farmers demand better prices for their products and waiver of loans. The road between Mandsaur and Neemuch was kept off limits for most of the day, protesters tearing more vehicles and a warehouse. In the town of Barkhenda Pant, the Mandsaur Swatantra Kumar Singh was expelled by the parents of a
Singh went to the place to ask the demonstrators to clear the way and take the body for the farmer’s cremation. The protesters demanded immediate action against the agents involved in the firings. Singh and Superintendent of the Police O P Tripathi had to make a quick withdrawal after being persecuted. While the video showed that Singh was hit in the head, he minimized the incident and said he had not been mistreated. He said antisocial elements had resumed the protests.
While the district administration said that sufficient security personnel had been deployed in the area, demonstrators roamed the streets freely on condition that officials and government officials did not venture beyond a toll between Mandsaur and Pipalia Mandi. While these motorcycles provided information on the movement of security personnel, others presented stones at the CRPF, FPR and police personnel, who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“We decided to abandon the toll after the injured protesters and intend to burn the ambulance parked next to him,” a paramedic said. “Why not angry? While commodity prices continue to crush workers’ wages have not declined .We end up suffering losses.All protesters are real farmers of their … anger has reached a boiling point” , Said two masked protesters, who refused to identify themselves or their people.
Meanwhile, the families of the four dead farmers agreed to carry out their last rites Wednesday. Madhya Pradesh Patidar Samaj had stated on Tuesday that the cremation would take place when Prime Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan appeared. End Tuesday Chouhan increased the compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore and the work of the parents of each death.
The bandh called by the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh (RKMS), a group formed by a former RSS worker, and Congress has received a mixed response on Wednesday.
A senior official from the Prime Minister’s office said the police and district administration were asked to be patient and friendly with the demonstrators early Wednesday as the bodies of the dead should be creamy. “This was done for strategic reasons, but the administration has been advised to deal strictly with the situation,” he said, adding that people who had set fire to buses near Sonkutch had been identified.