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Congress instigating violence in Mandsaur, says idu

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 7: Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah idu on Wednesday accused the Congress of instigating violence in the me of farmers’ agitation in Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh where at least five persons have died in police firing.

Terming the violence as “very unfortute”, idu said the government was monitoring the situation.

The minister accused the Congress of trying to gain political mileage out of the incident.

“Congress is trying to give it a political twist. I only want to tell them (Congress) not to politicise the issue and fuel and instigate violence in the me of farmers’ agitation, because it will boomerang on you,” idu said.

He said Madhya Pradesh had registered good growth in agriculture under the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and the state was “an island of peace”.

Due to increased production, farmers might not be getting ideal price for their crops and were protesting and the state government was addressing their issues, said idu.

“Congress is trying to politicise farmers’ problems after they failed to counter Shivraj Singh Chouhan politically in the state,” he added.

Farmer leaders claimed that eight people had died in police firing on Tuesday. Hundreds of angry farmers on Wednesday blockaded roads and attacked two top officials at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. (IANS)

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